31 March 1917

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30 March 1917

Image in public domain.

You have sat on the fence for two years and a half,
Which from motives flnancial’s discreet,
You have prattled of right
And you’ve ta’en a delight,
ln telling the world you are too proud to fight,
Which is merely the Yank for “cold feet.”

You do not imagine that now you can start?
To dictate to us what we should do,
We will finish the Hun
With the bayonet and gun,
And you jolly well mind your own business my son,
We’re a little bit fed up with you.

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29 March 1917

Ruins in Neuville-Bourjonval, July 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 78572).

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28 March 1917

I am having a pretty rotten time over here, what with the snow, and the cold… We have just finished a 16 days’ stunt…They say they are going to give us a spell after this next stunt, but I don’t believe it. It is dreadful to think the people of Australia voted No. it means that we shall have to keep going, without a chance of getting any help, and God knows, Jack old chap, we want help and want it badly. Jock Allman Wounded

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27 March 1917

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26 March 1917

Ottoman officers who successfully defended Gaza during the first battle, 26 March 1917. Image courtesy American Colony Jerusalem.

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25 March 1917

Lone German soldier in ruined Rue de Paris in St Quentin, March 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 87648).

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24 March 1917

A scene in Vaulx, showing wilful German destruction. The village was the battle headquarters of the 7th Infantry Brigade in the capture of Lagnicourt on 26 March 1917. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

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23 March 1917

Romanian troops cross the Trotus River, 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 76641).

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22 March 1917

There is most profound satisfaction in Great Britain and the overseas Dominions that Russia stands with the nations which base their institutions on responsible government…We believe that the revolution…will be the greatest service yet performed for the Allied cause. There is [no] doubt that the revolution will result in the establishment of a stable constitutional Government, which will strengthen Russia in the resolve to prosecute the war until the last stronghold of tyranny has been destroyed and all free people will unite to attain in the future fraternity and peace.

German auxiliary cruiser SMS Moewe, South Atlantic Ocean, 1916. Image courtesy http://smsmoewe.com/smsmfors.htm


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