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17 October 1917

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  • Arnold Cassin Caldwell, a draughtsman with the Land Board Office in Orange, describes the impact that German shelling has on French civilians close to the front line. He complains about the cobble stone roads, “they are like needles to walk on”.
  • Schools in Orange plan special sports events to celebrate War Chest Day on 27 October. Events will include tugs-of-war and spoon races.
  • Having written open letters to the wives of warriors, the sisters of soldiers, the fathers of fighters and to pals in the State Public Service, “The Recruiter” now appeals to the mothers of men who are in the AIF:

You have made a great gift to the Empire…and now it devolves upon you to rouse these other mothers up to a sense of their duty. You have given yours, and it lies in your hands to a great extent to see that other mothers do likewise.