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Australia entered the war with only a small army: it had to urgently build a large fighting force.
As Australian armed forces grew from 3,000 to 50,000, some soldiers struggled with the discipline of military life.
As World War I dragged on and the casualty list grew, Australia struggled to maintain troop numbers.
Australian men answered the call to war with a sense of adventure, duty and enthusiasm.