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WW1 and after bloody ww1 our returning boys, were bloody numb, to walk the roads, with a swag outback, to live on rabbit on the track, half crazed from bomb and gas attack, as crazy seen by some, old soldiers on their rum, when they could get em some, outback... re: Dave Williams excellent "The King's Shilling" Don Johnson World War One 1914-1918 WW2 Aussie soldiers, were five bob a day murderers, they quipped:)

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:44:00 PM
    DOn, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 11:50:00 PM
    Don fantastic write about a terrible time, I think the great ocean road in Melbourne was dug by returning aussie solidiers in memory of their fallen comrades, which makes it the longest memorial in the world, great one mate...Dave

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Hi Don! A fantastic write. Enjoyed it much. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 3:14:00 PM
    The true outback folk no, my friend? It's nice to see you back on the Soup again Don, I've missed seeing your awesome writes such as this wondrous one! You have written a masterful and amazing poem! What a stupendous and tremendous piece, Great Work!!