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“We hit if off in great style!”

‘This is the first time
we have been with the English and we are struck by the excellence of their equipment. A
comparison of their horses and their tractors for hauling the big guns with
those of the French makes us wonder how the Frenchmen ever get anywhere…
The Australians are a splendid lot and being less reserved than the English.
They impress us – They are more like Americans than any other
soldiers, except the Canadians, and we hit it off in great style! “Diggers” and
“Yanks!”’

May 1918, in Picardie, Somme, Northern France, American ambulance
driver’s diary – The Compensations of War – Photo: British, Australian &
American soldiers sharing a meal in the woods in Picardie. Australian War
Memorial