World Battlefronts: A. E. F. Folkways

Sir Frank Beaurepaire and his lady strolled along, the blacked-out, soldier-crowded streets of Melbourne one evening last week to get a breath of air. They got it, but in gasps. "What we saw," spluttered the wowserish Lord Mayor of Melbourne, "is offensive to many decent-minded citizens." Next night His Lordship & Lady stalked out again, confirmed their dire observations of the uninhibited amorousness of U.S. soldiers and Australian girls.

"This conduct must stop," thundered Sir Frank after welfare workers brought him further word that Spencer Street, a business thoroughfare little used at night, was "full of soldiers and girls kissing in wrestling...

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