Item 04: James I. Marshall diary, 24 November-12 December 1916 - Page 24

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could gradually have so annoyed Fritz by our elastic tactics and almost omnipresence ; north of the Lys that he would have asked for Peace, but, as it was, with the French preference of making the enemy fight rather than living to fight him another day, a victory was assured. (That is not meant to be funny, but, north of the Lys, the Aussies set the pace, and without them the finish would not have been so close), or a victory so assured for our side.

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