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.