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H is for Home-Front

The home-front was a place a long way from the war. For the ANZACs, the home-front was Australia and New Zealand.

We should remember that when a small country like Australia goes to war, those that do not enlist still have to make sacrifices. Because food and clothing had to be sent to the soldiers, people back home went without.

Even those who had some spare money were asked to lend it to the Government. The Government used this money to make or to buy more ships, guns, bombs, uniforms and aeroplanes.

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A crowd waits nervously as the first group of wounded soldiers arrives home from Gallipoli. (AWM H11576)

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