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At Place Castellane we soon found ourselves in the midst of a big crowd & in about "two ups" everyone had decorated himself with a French flag & flowers in profusion. A battalion of South African Infantry ( wearing the "tommy" uniform with cap) and a squad of Indian Lancers with fluttering pennants were already there, & soon afterwards a couple of thousand kilted infantry, also belonging to the South African Exped Force, arrived. We started off in the following order: Indian Lancers, Australian Brass Band, Australian & New Zealand Details, Aust. Army Medical Corps, Sth. African Infantry, Sth African Scottish. A few dismounted Indians & French interpreters were also scattered through the column. Before leaving Castellane I really thought myself a veritable flower garden but soon after I felt like 6 flower

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