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villages. It was quite a treat to be about among civilians again and have a chat with some of them. The Australians are extremely popular with the French and many of us have made friends in more than one little village. The Americans are gradually coming to light and we saw a fair number of them during the day. They are rather interesting (& amusing) to yarn to and are extremely confident of winning the war.

Wed. 10th July
Meat is not too plentiful now in Paris and horseflesh is being sold in butchers' shops at 2 francs 20 a kilo. Three days of the week are meatless ones.
In the past three months the Australians have taken prisoner 85 officers & 3,700 men

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