WESTERN THEATRE: Solidarity

Great Britain last week made two more demonstrations of Empire solidarity against Hitlerism. The first troops from India arrived in a British-held sector of the French front: an all-Moslem contingent of about 200 with their own cooks, water carriers, religious teachers, food—rice, turmeric, ginger, ghi (clarified butter). British supply officers set out to buy livestock, chiefly goats, for the Moslems to slaughter in their own pure way.

In England last week arrived the first Australian contingent, a full squadron of trained airmen—pilots, gunners, observers, mechanics. They marched ashore singing The Beer-Barrel Polka....

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