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Sunday 1 July 1917

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Mail in at last letters from Mother, Day, Joe 6/5/17 & 13/8/17, Percy Smith with photo of "Spot" – I can hear the men saying – "It would do me to be walking down that little path" etc. etc. Some are pretty home sick.

Flies very bad – just put "insecticide" on my head to keep them off while writing. On the Mediteranean the flies really bite, these don't.

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Glad all well at home. English mail very late, fear some has gone down in the Mediteranean.

We are expecting General ALANBY who supersedes MURRAY.

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The latter did not like the Australians – but thought them good common fodder.

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