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THE GREAT WAR--A CENTURY AGO . . .

 
 
hightor
 
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Reply Thu 17 Dec, 2020 09:30 am
I recently came across an old notebook which belonged to a great uncle who served in the Great War. Here's a poem he wrote:
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 17 Dec, 2020 02:12 pm
@hightor,
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hightor
 
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Reply Thu 17 Dec, 2020 02:59 pm
@hightor,
I recently learned that the "macanochi" on the third page refers to the maconochie ration, which was a highly preferred ration of tinned meat and vegetable stew; highly prized among troops when served even half-way hot, as it had lots of fats to provide flavor and calories. It was very unappetizing cold, as the fat and grease would congeal at the top.
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