Item 04: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 3 January 1917-31 December 1917 - Page 101

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as well as from Salonica, Murocco and Tunis. I was well received wherever I went. The Australians have made a name for themselves in France ( as have the N.Zs. & Canadians) and another point is that practically all our troops over here are in the field.

France is greatly concerned over the backing down of the Russians, as she is on the discovery of two of her members of parliament implicated in a big plot against the country which is now being unravelled by the Sureté. The tenacles of this plot, known as the "affaire Bole" and organised by German brains and money, extend into Italy & Britain.

Sat. 15th Dec. m1917:-

On return from leave I found that with the exception of about 40 tent division men the Unit had marched out and was on

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