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What places in the world did Australian soldiers fight in World War 2?


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2010-04-19 09:02:46
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Australia in world war 2Australian soldiers generally fought in the pacific campaigns but they also had involvement in the African campaign in Egypt and Libya as well as the Italian campaign but by for the pacific campaign was were most Australian soldiers were fighting a lot of the time they fought alongside British and other commonwealth forces. the New Zealand soldiers fought with the Australians often to form ANZAC.

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Italy, North Africa (Tripoli) and the Islands around what is now Indonesia as well as Burma and Malaysia.Australian soldiers fought with the United States against Japan in the Pacific, like at the Battle of Coral Sea. Soldiers from New Zealand also fought with the United States in the Pacific.

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Australian soldiers were originally called ANZACs. Some time after World War I started, they began to be called Diggers as well. The term seems to have been used more among the Australian troops initially, but spread to the New Zealand troops as well. This term has fallen into disuse in reference to the New Zealand soldiers, and they are not generally known as "diggers" now. The term is usually reserved for Australian soldiers.The term "digger", to refer to the Australian soldiers, has a couple of possible origins.The gold prospectors during the Australian goldrushes were known as "diggers", as were the Kauri gum-diggers of New Zealand. However, there is no real evidence to support the latter.The most likely origin comes from the fact that soldiers were required to dig trenches and tunnels between their trenches during the Gallipoli campaign. This also included the Maori servicemen who, at first, were not permitted to fight but were limited to digging trenches.Another reason that Australian soldiers are called 'Diggers' is because they are the founders of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), they dug the foundations of what the ADF is now based on, and since it is constantly changing -for the good- present day soldiers are also called diggers.

Yes, during WW1 and WW2, there was no conscriprtion (compulsory military service). Soldiers went to war by choice. But in the Vietnam war, conscription was introduce in Australia and the soldiers were forced for the Vietnam war to go and fight.

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