This little extract was published in the Gnowangerup Star on October 14, 1939.

This little extract was published in the Gnowangerup Star on October 14, 1939.

Information published in the Barrier Miner on November 6, 1939.

Information published in the Barrier Miner on November 6, 1939.

During World War I, many soldiers stationed on the Western Front tried to build on their schoolboy (or non-existent) French, so they could communicate, barter, or flirt with the local population.“Trench French” was the result: a pidgen French-English mix of words which people today might call “franglais”. This article was posted in Western Mail on January 8, 1915

During World War I, many soldiers stationed on the Western Front tried to build on their schoolboy (or non-existent) French, so they could communicate, barter, or flirt with the local population.“Trench French” was the result: a pidgen French-English mix of words which people today might call “franglais”. This article was posted in Western Mail on January 8, 1915

Funky Villas was the humorous anglicised name for the French village of Foncquevillers. The men of the British Expeditionary Force serving on the Western Front invented numerous anglicised names for French and Belgian towns and villages that they found difficult to pronounce. Others included 'Wipers' (Ypres), 'Eat Apples' (Etaples) and 'Ocean Villas' (Auchonvillers).

Funky Villas was the humorous anglicised name for the French village of Foncquevillers. The men of the British Expeditionary Force serving on the Western Front invented numerous anglicised names for French and Belgian towns and villages that they found difficult to pronounce. Others included 'Wipers' (Ypres), 'Eat Apples' (Etaples) and 'Ocean Villas' (Auchonvillers).

Queensland's National Leader, Friday, November 22, 1918

Queensland's National Leader, Friday, November 22, 1918

Spectator and Methodist Chronicle, Wednesday, November 13, 1918

Spectator and Methodist Chronicle, Wednesday, November 13, 1918

Thirty thousand Christmas Puddings purchased for Anzac troops - The Ballarat Star, 15 December 1916

Thirty thousand Christmas Puddings purchased for Anzac troops - The Ballarat Star, 15 December 1916

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