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The Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918

Greetings From The West

Greetings From The West.

We have received brotherly letters from the respective editors of two brilliant little journals that are published for the A.I.F. and N.Z.E.F. in France.

Clutha Mackenzie, editor of "Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F.", writes: "I was delighted to receive No, 2 of 'Kia Ora Coo-ee'. It brought a flood of Palestine sunshine into my office, mingled considerably with fresh Aussie breeziness. I like the Palestine magazine splendidly. I wish it luck in future, and hope you won't find any difficulty in keeping it up to the fine standard at which it has started."

"Dear 'Kia Ora Coo-ee'", writes Lieut. Philip L. Harris, editor of "Aussie", the Australian soldiers' magazine, "a copy of your second number has just been shown to me. Needless to say I was very interested in it... Just now 'Aussie's' appearances are rather irregular. Printing a paper in the Field has its disadvantages and worries. When No. 4 was partly printed, the plant had to be removed, and it was some time before it could be got going again. Then naughty Fritz dropped a bomb close to the building in which we were printing, and the staff had to knock off printing for a couple of days to pick up pieces of things ... With best wishes".

We learn from "Aussie" that soldiers' papers, are all the rage in France. The latest recruit is "The Stars and Stripes", issued from the American Headquarthers, and printed at the "Daily Mail" office in Paris. It consists of eight pages. "La Vie Canadienne" is issued by the Canadian Section, G.H.Q.; there is also "The Canadian Daily Record", published in London by the War Records Office. The French Army possesses many regimental magazines, one of the best being "Diable au Cor". "La Giberna" ("The Cartridge Box"), the Italian soldiers' journal, holds the circulation record, with 500,000 copies. All its contents are the work of soldiers in the Field.