From the Trenches is a collection of gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life at the front, recorded by those who lived through the fighting.
Mark Dapin is the author of the novels King of the Cross and Spirit House. King of the Cross won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, and Spirit House was long listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year and the Royal Society for Literature's Ondaatje Prize. His recent work of military history, The Nashos' War, has been widely acclaimed. He is a PhD candidate at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
'A fine, judicious and moving selection ...a rich addition to the literature of Anzac.' Weekend Australian 'This is one of the finest collections of war writing assembled, astutely analysed and sensitively compiled.' Weekly Times 'Bloodlust, fury and despair ping off the pages, in poetry and prose.' Courier-Mail 'A gem of a collection.' South Coast Register 'A book for those who want to feel, see and smell the war through the eyes of those who were there.' Brisbane News 'No history book can bring these tragic events to life as graphically or as honestly as these men's own accounts ...a must-read for anyone who wants to delve more deeply into the Anzac legend.' Toowoomba Chronicle 'Mark Dapin's writing in this field is second to none.' Weekly Times Now