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  • josiepegg by josiepegg

    #privatediary

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  • josiepegg by josiepegg

    #alliedrelations - due to the young age of the troops the Aussies had nicknamed them "The Creche"

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  • josiepegg by josiepegg

    #diagram of operation 12 July 1918

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  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    #privatediary #story The Author tells quite a few little stories.

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  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Owing to extreme youth of Btn-average age 19, Aussies nicknamed us the 'Creche' with impertinent enquiries as to where they had been grown.

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  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    After congrats were showered on the plucky little 'beggars' in the creche, Author's reply was also in words to that effect

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  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Afterwards Aussies were first to recognise the East Yorks spirit, many free meals by my plucky little runner Norfolk were wrangled for them.

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  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    #alliedmorale Much pleasure when telegram of congratulations, from Commander of 2nd Army, General Plumer, was the first to arrive.

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  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    #dso x1, #militarymedal x1 This copy of the #sketch is only very rough said Author, and not for publication,

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  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    #alliedmorale Operation carried out with a real Yorkshire whole-hearted goodwill and initiative.

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  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Some men attached anxious about relief-their 1st time in line. Capt Smith said "Why when you come out here to France, of course you'll stay"

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  • Stork by Stork

    the name the Aussies gave the Bn- CrĂȘche- is French for 'nursery,' obviously referring to the young average age of the Bn

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