Of course, having joined up nothing prepared the men for the horrors of the trenches. There was no preparation of coping with flashbacks and re-occurrences of shell shock and other medical complaints once they returned home; if indeed they did. Many, many men paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Victory comes, but at a heavy price.
Further posts written for the ANZAC Challenge can be found:
Review of TransTasman ANZAC Blog Challenge 2011 - A great collection of posts and links to explore.
ANZAC Day Blog Challenge 2012 - A great collection of posts for this year and more links.
Post written by Pauline, my A-Z & Geneablogger buddy - HERE
Lest We Forget.