Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 73

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had to skip to get up a good sweat & then had a beautiful ,cool, refreshing salt-water shower which made me feel fit for anything.

So far we have been in wireless communication with Australia ,and have heard a brief summary of the current news, re referendum, strike war etc, but we are now in communication with Mauritius, a British Island off the African coast. The latest message from there was not too promising with regard to the Allies advance but, no doubt, better times will come & the dark cloud will be turned inside out, revealing the silver lining which lurks there.

Nov 29
David was a soldier, and had to leave home & native village, but at times at least

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