Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 131

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April 28 Sunday
Extract from Mr Fletcher's letter. Sir Walter Davidson made such a nice speech. At the front said he had had an opportunity of going over to France and spending 8 days just behind the front lines. He had expected to see fine big men in the Australian troops from what he had heard but he diddent expect to see such smart soldiers why they were equal to the Guards. He said after that 8 days it was so very easy to understand why they had done such wonderful things. One had only to come in contact with them. When on his return to England talking to the King the King told him the Australians had gained more V.C.s & honours than any other nation in Comparison to their numbers.

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