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Tough training made Australian soldiers tough fighters.
A revolution took place in military training in Australia in the early days of the Second World War. When the Australian Military Forces ﬁrst went into camp in 1939 there was a feeling – in a naive Australian style – that their time there would be something more like football training, and that before long they would all join their British counterparts in adventures in the Middle East and North Africa. 1,122 more words
“…We did our best to put distance between us and that airstrip, on the first afternoon. We double-timed our march till darkness stopped us. We made the forest and spent the night squatting on our heels at the base of trees, in sight of each other. 234 more words