Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 166

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June 12 Wednesday
It takes blood to cement the foundation of a country, and you did not refuse it in the World War to the cause of Christianity. You have indeed lavished it with a Saintly generosity, and in so doing have written a most glorious page in the history of Australia.
On the fields of Battle far away from your homes, the love of your country became stronger in your hearts, and children, who during the coming centuries will grow up in their homes and schools, will learn through your great deeds the reason of

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