“11pm, Tuesday 4th August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history.”
London, home to almost eight million people swells with soldiers and people wanting to contribute to the war effort. While countless books, articles, films and television programs have told the stories of the soldiers and the battles, very few tell the stories of the people living and working in London during the war.
In the heart of London was a woman from Rockhampton, a small hot humid town with a population of not quite twenty thousand in central Queensland, Australia. Her name was Annie Wheeler and during the war she found her calling.