John Pope - Treasured friendships

Running time
1 min 15 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


There were plenty of times when we thought this is it. But fortunately, the Gods were kind to us and, no, I think, generally speaking, that the friendship and the mateship, that they're all so fond of calling it, was a lasting memory that the friends, although I'd joined up with these eight in particular who had been rounding up the Italians, non-naturalised people that had spread out quite a bit, and I had virtually new friends, a lot from the goldfields of Kalgoolie, that was an association I kept after the war and treasured and valued while we were living together.

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