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Australians but when one is close to the line & in action – no-other force gets the job done with less fuss than our fellows – But apart from that when more or less off duty they persist in neglecting to salute every little Tom, Dick or Harry who has just got a Star up most probably through family influence. It is a silent expression of contempt for the social "caste" that they attempt to keep up

It may have been alright & necessary in peace days when the officer & man were each drawn from a different education & home & were doing it soldiering

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