A Belgian Farmhouse, just east of Poperinge.
The Australians fought at the front in terrible conditions created by artillery and weather but they were withdrawn to rest areas at intervals where they saw the beauty and colour of the countryside and met the people whose freedom they sought to ensure.
Some people suggest that their sacrifice was in vain as another war was to be fought over the same ground 20 years later. I believe it wrong to think in this way. ……The men and women who went believed in their task and at that time that was what mattered.