What can we learn from our ANZAC forefather's? Certainly we can learn something about Courage and Mateship, but there is far more these young men can teach us today.
"Of all the allies, it was the Australians who first broke the invincibility of the Japanese army." (Field Marshall Sir William Slim)
"The battle for the Kokoda Track is Australia's Alamo. If Gallipoli symbolizes the ANZAC Spirit in WWI, then Kokoda is its WWII equivalent... They died so young. They missed so much. They gave up so much: their hopes, their dreams, and their loved ones. They laid down their lives that their friends might live. Greater love hath no man than this..." (The Spirit of Kokoda).
"The performance of the Australia militia, who first faced the Japanese on the Kokoda Track, gradually became the stuff of Legend. It is a legend that withstands the hardest scrutiny." (Paul Ham 'Kokoda')
"It is stirring to see them [the Australians].. they have the noble faces of men who have endured. Oh, if you could picture Anzac as I have seen it, you would find that to be an Australian is the greatest privilege the world has to offer." (Phillip Knightley quoting Keith Murdoch, Australia: A Biography of a Nation, 2000)