History Talk: A digger’s story
Author Anne Hutchison is back with a new book and fresh insights into researching and writing about historical lives.
In her latest book, Private CRL Smith, Anne tells the wartime story of a young Aussie on the Western Front during World War 1. Anne will talk about the research process of collecting memorabilia and anecdotes of her family member and how she brought everything together into a cohesive story.
The book is based on the private war diary of Charles Robert Lumsden Smith who fought in France and Belgium. You won’t find his name amongst the heroes written about in the history books, but he was one of the many unsung heroes of a war too willing to sacrifice young lives.