Alec Donaldson

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First name: Alec

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Last name: Donaldson

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Capt. Donaldson's account of events in two diaries, 6 August-26 December 1917, written in a 1914 diary, and from 6 August 1918-24 December 1918, while kept as a prisoner of war on board S.M.S. Wolf, after capture and sinking of his ship, S.S. Matunga, and later in Germany; with typescript biographical note

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Military parade, Macquarie Street, Sydney
A birthday treat(y) signals a short-lived period of world peace

Being an ardent pacifist I was delighted to discover that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June – my birthday!  An examination of the souvenir programme, Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace), revealed a route  that was to pass in front of the original Mitchell Library.  Further searching of the Library’s collections revealed this magnificent photo of the event.

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