The Voluteer Defence Corps decided to have their own book to help people understand the Corps. In it's early years it was raised and maintained by the Return Soldiers League. The original mambers had all served in the late war. The book appeared on the Fourth Anniversary of V.D.C establishment in Australia.
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TO OUR COMRADES MEN AND WOMEN OF THE FIGHTING SERVICES 'Thesea re the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service to their country; be he that stands it now; tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have the consultion with us, that the harder the confilct the more glorious the triumph"...