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Aussie by AngusMcLeod Aussie by AngusMcLeod
Australian infantryman carrying artillery rounds.

When Great Britain declared war on Germany, the near totality of the British Empire joined at the same time. It did not take long to mobilize three divisions to help in North Africa, Italy and the Pacific. Being under the menace of the Japanese forces, Australian could not play a decisive role in Europe.

Wearing an uniform and enthusiasm nearly identical to the one of the Great War, the "Diggers" were an outstanding contribution in the struggle against Rommel in North Africa.
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:iconjesusfood:
u gotta admire the diggers, fought so well in ww1 and ww2, plus they looked like they were thrown out of the 19th century, horses and all
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PeterCreedon Apr 8, 2013  Student Artist
Ready for war!
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:iconsavageham:
ah mate this is fantastic! i showed this to a few of the boys in my section and then the whole platoon and every one of them pulled a cheeky digger grin similar to that on your ANZAC up there. this really shows the spirit our boys are known for, i don't know how you do it but keep it up!
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Nomore4s Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
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I love this series of yours. Too bad I did not notice any czechs, but I guess you cannot draw everyone. Still I love your art!
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:iconjomaramos:
This is great! The shading is awe inspiring!
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:iconsierra120:
You know, Australia and New Zealand have played large roles in pretty much every major conflict of the 20th Century, as well as a few of the 19th Century conflicts, i.e, The New Zealand Campaign, the Boer War [Late 19th, early 20th Century] and the Boxer Rebellion [early 20th Century]. Much like Canadians, though we may lack the numbers, we more than make up for it in skill, guts and determination alone :D
The Australians and New Zealanders played a pretty big role in the Vietnam War too, but, as always, it all gets over looked :/

Anyways, the picture rocks dude, very nicely done :D
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TapeDiggity Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Sorry about that; I need to work on being less formal in pretty much everything I write, so thanks for keeping me posted.

Basically, in the real world, most people wouldn't be happy carrying heavy things all the time, yet the infantryman you've drawn here is. Heck, by the way he's swinging his available arm as he walks, he's proud of what he's doing! The fact that you've made me understand and even empathize with a person that isn't real leads me to believe that this piece of artwork works, especially on an emotional level. Your attention to detail and respect towards the subject also add a professional touch to the artwork, and it shows that you really care about what you draw.

Any of that make sense, or should I take a workshop on casual writing?
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AngusMcLeod Apr 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No, it'll be fine, I'm just not used to have literate poeple commenting on my work!

Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it.
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