“To me, the spirit of the Australian Soldier is a strong sense of tradition that was forged at Gallipoli and in later wars, a love of the country and disdain for the mistreatment of others. A cheeky bugger who, when the chips are down will fight to the death to uphold what is right.” - Warrant Officer Brian Boughton OAM, Ex RSM Army 2001.
With ANZAC Day approaching this year, I thought it appropriate to reflect on the ANZAC Spirit and how it lives on even long after the battles in which is was forged. First, it is important to understand why the battle was so important for Australia. Previously Australian’s had been in conflicts around the world yet never under our own flag, the Great War marked the first time Australian Soldiers fought in their own entity.