How many Australian soldiers were sent to World War 1?
Over 300,000 men enlisted, over 60,000 men were killed and over
156,000 men injured, grazed or taken prisoner.
Over 300,000 soldiers enrolled Over 300,000 soldiers enrolled
Australian "Military Advisors" were sent to Vietnam in 1962. On April 29th, 1965, the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, committed Australian troops to fight in Vietnam. On November 30th, 1971, the last Australian combat troops left Vietnam. Over 60,000 ANZAC troops, many of them conscripts, fought in Vietnam.
At the start of the 1st World War there was strong support for the British Empire which at the time included Australia and New Zealand. That is why the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp - ANZAC - was formed as soldiers willing to fight and die for Britain. After the military disaster of Gallipoli many soldiers from that campaign were sent to the Western Front were despite bravery at all levels many of those…
Australia contribution to both the Europian and Paciffic campains was fairly big because we sent soldiers to Africa who were use to the desert and the Australian Army volunteers (choco's) working in Port Morsbey's Harbour held of the Japanesse long enogh for the full time soldiers in Africa and the American's to arrive.