National Geographic : 1916 Dec
Photograph trom faul Thompson A WARM WELCOME FOR A YOUTHFUL VETERAN The Australian people are naturally proud of their heroes on their return from the firing line. This photograph shows a wounded Anzac being attended by auxiliary nurses on arrival at the base hospital at Randwick, Sydney. loyally assumed. Universal military serv ice was inaugurated for the first time by an English-speaking community. Fac tories were turned over to the govern ment, seventy steamers were requisitioned and rebuilt for transport service, war loans were offered and quickly accepted. ' On November I, 1914, 20,000 men, the entire Australian army at the declaration of war, left Australia for Egypt; at the end of the first year of the conflict 76,000 were in the field, and by July, I916, "nearly 300,000 volunteers had crossed the seas." The creation, equipment, and supplying of this army, involving enor mous cost and personal sacrifice, consti tutes a thrilling chapter in the history of loyalty.