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A.I.F. CHRISTMAS BOOK. An unexpected opportunity. is now afforded the public of Australia to secure copies of i second gireat' souvenir of the part plLayld by Aus tralians in the war.. This is the "A.I.F. Christmas Book," previous' ly issued only to troops overseas. It forms a companionl publication of the "Anzac 'Book;" a- few: copies >f which are still obtainable? `While the "Anzac 'Book" dealt :'with the campaign inu G'alliipoli, the: "Xmas Book" relates wholly to the bril-' liant exploits?:of the Auistralians in France. It contains over.. 150 en gravings.' ranging fromn' grave - -to gay, and covers thelperiod from the arrival of the A.I.F..in.. rance to the date of issue?':Theire ire!' p?o? tures of every battle-lield over which the Australians. fought. lThese were takenl at frequent outervals, .n the actual fighting ' at Flerubaix,'t r mentieres, Pozieres,' Mouquct Farm the Sounme in winter, Flers, Martin puick, Le Sars, Bapaumo;, Bulle court, the-- Hindenburg "'line, Mfes: sines, Polygon ':Wood and Ypres. The "Xmas Book" has been describ. ed by a highl British authority as "the finest collection of ivar photo graphs I have yet seen. - It has been published under the -directlmn of a cominittee bcoipbed of /'Major General Si i:H:`B,'Walker, Major " General: Sir "JbJii' Monash, Major: General N. M:.Suiith, "M ijodrGeneiral E. G. Sinclair-Matlagan, and Mr. C. L. W. Bean, officia' war corres pondent. For Australia the" sale of "'?e "Xmas Book" has 'been. plaied in, the hands. of a cominittee, of which' Mr Thomas .Tiumble, Secretary " of Defence, is chairman. Copies may. be had at 41/6 each from .leading booksellers, or ordered direct trdonm Messrs Cassell and Co., Melbourng,, Sydney and Brisbane. They ??e not to be sold., to,tmhe public min Great Britain, and, when [present supplies are exhausted, , it ,,will . , impossible to secure copies,' as the book will not be reprinted. Alrerly £t1500 has been paid-into the troops patriotic funds from the sale of hne "Anzace Book' and the "Xmas Book," and it is hoped that; a tur ther substantiql contribution will result froin the sales affected in Australia.

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