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TOMMY'S CALL FROM THE TRENCHES

What do oar soldiers really need ? This is a question tbat is being asked by many women—wives and mothers of soldiers—and by women who wish to help in the work of sending a little comfort to tbe men at the front. The "Daily Mirror" has gathered from mothers and wives of soldiers a few ideas as to what the men them Belve3 really desire. The '-Sister Susies" who sowed shirts for soldiers a year ago need not trouble about this kind of work. First of all and above all it seems that the men want particularly—socks. ''Do send me some socks," wrote one young soldier to bis mother. "I do not want good one 3, but just cheap ones that I can throw away when they are worn out. It is horrible to march in socks that are all in holes. -'The laundry," it must be remembered, is a great difficulty with the lad in the trenches. Another thing that "Tommy often expresses a desire for, ia nail scissors. "Do send U3 a pair of nail scissors, the lads say if they are "somewhere in England," and bars of soap, any kind cf old soap will do, but disinfectants are preferred. Tobacco, so "Tbe Daily Mirror was told on good authority, is often thrown away, aa toomuob is forwarded to Borne places and ia not needed in eaob quantities.

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TOMMY'S CALL FROM THE TRENCHES, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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TOMMY'S CALL FROM THE TRENCHES Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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