Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 210

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July 11 Sun.
Attended Evening Service at All Saints.
Heard the British Military Band which plays even on Sunday evenings in the Esbekieh Gardens.
Saw a couple of Battalions of Australian Infantry marching through Cairo streets, returning to camp after a route march – all wearing the shirt & short pants.
The Australian troops look far more tough than the other Troops & better fighters – but they lack the discipline of the others. - Physically they are far superior to the "Tommies". The N.Z. men appear to be good all round.

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