Here is a small extra post for those of you who mentioned the unusual last paragraph of my previous entry.
The post was about strange snake stories but the last paragraph of the article noted that the YMCA had lost £110,000 worth of huts and equipment in the last offensive. Interesting, but not snaky at all.
Some of you commented about that and wondered what on earth was going on with them.
Well, I can report that the YMCA were not fighting in a previously unknown Australian civil war, nor were they dressed up Village People-style and battling while dancing in formation.
It appears that they were supporting allied troops while they were on their way to battle, this article states that they served coffee to 72 train loads of troops (60,000 men) in 1917.
Noble, but a bit of a let down. I really wanted to see the dancing battle. 😉