Anzac Memories – Alistair Thomson

Sometimes you can't write the history that needs to be told. In 1986, the draft first edition of my book Anzac Memories reported that my grandfather, Hector Thomson, contracted malarial encephalitis while serving with the Light Horse in Palestine during the Great War, and that after the war he was ''in and out of mental hospital''.  Read Alistair's article here
Listen to an interview with Alistair on ABC's "Hindsight" here. There are excerpts from Alistair's interviews with the World War I veterans he interviewed for his book.  Now the book has been rewritten using material from the Department of Veterans' Affairs which sheds light on his interviewees' medical conditions.