“Although many years have passed
since those fatal days of war
my feeling of pride will never grow small.
To all the man and women who gave so much,
I only wish we could keep in touch.
War should not be glorified
but to all those who fell and fought so well
did not do so in vain,
as I for one will always remember them.
A young and mighty bloody proud Australian”
Plaque on a wall in the Allied War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi, Thailand