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Thursday, 16 November 1939


Mr WARD - No doubt that unit waa representative of the others. That is proof that unemployed men, in order to obtain food, shelter and clothing, had to join the army. It is a form of economic conscription. Indeed, many of the unemployed have openly stated that they joined, for those reasons, and evidently this view is shared by General Blarney, commanding the 2nd Australian Imperial Force, whose comments on the situation are reported as follows : -







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