AUSTRALIA: Dominion in Arms

Fortnight ago in the flaming Battle of Bardia the bewildered Italians learned something of the attacking power and spirit of Australian infantry. As the Australians did their dirty work on that screaming morning they reminded observers that although Anzacs numbered less than 10% of the British troops in the last 1918 push of World War I, they captured one-quarter of the Germans and one-quarter of the territory taken by the Empire's armies.

World War II is a vastly different business for Australia than its predecessor. It not only means sending troops halfway...

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