The First Volunteers

Australia needs you

 – By Vance Kelly –

There is no doubt the initial response by Australians to the war was overwhelming and is often described as a patriotic fervor whereby men were falling over each other to enlist.
Australians lived in splendid isolation, a great distance from the storm centres of Europe. They led a prosperous life and never had to fight for their national existence by the threat of war on their door step, and the prospect of an invasion by sea seemed unlikely……………………. Read More

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