Item 04: John Duncan McRae diary, 6 May-18 September 1917 - Page 11

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have been there for quite a long while now with the result that they are as brazen & cheeky as one could possibly imagine. It is very amusing nevertheless to hear the boys talking to these market-people and to hear their replies, some of which, I might add, are by no means choice. It pains my heart to think that Any of Australia's Sons should come away over here to fight for Right etc. & yet to spend their time teaching these helpless ones all the filth that they know. Who is in fault I can scarcely say. However, some of the post-cards which I have sent home, came from this market.

May 10. Dental Parade in morning. Alan & Norman came from England to Etaples to-day.

May 11. Dental Parade again. A fairly good concert was given by the "Tommies" in our mess-hut this evening.

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