Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
V.D. a Miss Rout. E.A. sec of new Zealand Volunter (sic) Sisters has opened a blue light station in Paris for Anzacs which without doubt has done a great deal of good & prevented the infection & spread of Venereal disease. Men can get advice lodging & directions to clean Houses. Miss Rout has put a good deal of her own money in the undertaking & the men subscribe a little. She invites help & deserves it. 11/11/18 I arranged for the Red X (Aust) to send presents pipe tobacco etc to each of our Div prisoners in Germany this Xmas & sent £200 to the Red X Society to enable them to do it. Nov. 17th 1918. Some people think Australians are Heaven born soldiers & do not appreciate the fact that it is largely due to thorough preparation, co operation & co ordination of all Armies & branches of the Service & material & all resources, as well as by thoroughness initiative determination to succeed at all costs, efficiency of the Admistration (sic) Service & transport & supply & above all the application of common sense that have enabled us to succeed.
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Later went visited No 3. A.G. Hospital & had Tea with the matron & some of the sisters spent very pleasant 1/2 hour.