Bitterness And Division In Australia During The First World War

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• The feel in Australia was that the whole country was united in support of helping the British forces during the war, however there is some historical evidence that this is a biased opinion and that many people didn’t enlist and that the anti-war groups just had a hard time getting ways to get their message across
• Both Prime Minister Joseph Cook and the Opposition Leader at the time Andrew Fisher, who were both fighting over an upcoming election, both said to support Britain in war
• Bitterness and division throughout Australia, women abusing men who didn’t enlist and the general idea is that they were cowards and would be sent a white feather, the sign of a coward
• At the beginning of war, many people rushed to enlist in

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