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29 January 1917

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  • Private Tom Millgate from Borenore sends a letter home with a description of “one of the worst of foes” – Mud:

The…dragging slime that stretches from Switzerland to the sea is far worse to face than the fire of machine guns, or the great black trench-mortar bombs which come twisting down through the air

  • Private Tom Hood of Mullion Creek sends a series of letters home describing the voyage from Australia and the stopover in Durban. He says that the 212 men aboard have written so many letters that the censor has restricted them to just two (two-page) letters and two postcards each until the next port. Interesting Letters From Pte Tom Hood
  • The British advance continues south-west of Kut-al-Amara in Mesopotamia