23 MARCH 1918, Page 17

Letters from Bob. (Melbourne : Melville and Mullen. 4s. )—Captain

George Pollard Bay, whose letters home have been printed by his father in this volume, was a young Australian who with some of his school-friends made the long journey to England in the spring of 1916 to volunteer for service in the British Army rather than wait another year or two for an Australian commission. He was ap- pointed to the Flying Corps and rapidly became Flight Commander, but he was unhappily killed in an accident last June. His frank, boyish letters, describing the voyage, his impressions of England, where everything seemed to him so old, and his experiences in the air, are very good reading. Young Australia, like Young England, is heart and soul for the war, and we may commend Captain Bay's letters as a tonic for pessimists.