World Battlefronts: Diggers to the Bloody Rear

Said the Australian soldier: "It is all very well to say the Japanese in the Solomons and New Guinea are withering on the vine, but they take a bloody lot of withering." Many a "Digger" will swear that the fanatical, agricultural, fecund Jap, cultivating vegetable gardens in inaccessible jungle clearings, not only is waxing fat and happy but is intermarrying with natives to raise a new race of Bushido boys.

By last week it appeared that the battle-tried A.I.F. (Australian Imperial Force) was going to have time to go after such battle-stranded Japs. Having...

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