Australia & WWII

Soon after the First World War, Australians found themselves committed to a another global conflict.

But many things would be different this time: they would be fighting much closer to home, women would be playing a greater role, and life would be harder for those on the homefront.

For Australians, the First World War had been waged on the other side of the globe.
Australia entered the war with a small unprepared army and limited powers to improve it.