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MELBOURNE, Docember 3.

In the Federal Senate to-day, Senator Pearce (Minister of Defence) "announced that the Australian and New Zealand contingents had safely arrived and disembarked in Egypt to assist in the dofonco of that country and undergo complete training, and that they would go direct to the European front" to fight with the other British troops when their training is complete. The Commonwealth agreed to this step on tho strong recommendation and advice of Lord Kitchener, who pointed out that tent lite in mid-winter in England, after a long tropical and sub-tropical voyttgv, would impose a very severe trial and unnecessary hardships on the men.

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AUSTRALASIAN FORCES., Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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AUSTRALASIAN FORCES. Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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