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The end of the war brought dancing in the streets, but years of hardship still lay ahead.
Crete was a defeat for the Allied forces, but it was a fighting retreat, remembered with pride.
Refugees escaping from Hitler found themselves caught up with captured enemy soldiers in Australia’s internment camps.
Australia was a destination for European Jews escaping from the terror of the Nazi genocide.
Away from the front, soldiers were keen to live for the moment and indulge in the freedoms of a 10-day leave pass.
For those who survived the war, initial relief gave way to a new set of problems.
The Western Front settled into a line 20km wide and 800km long, running from the English Channel to the Swiss Alps.
The Australian’s first action in France at Fromelles would also be among their most costly with more than 5000 casualties.
Separated by 20,000 kilometres, Australians at home were encouraged to support the troops in any way they could.
When Australia joined the war in August 1914, the reaction was one of excitement, especially among young men.