• The Dutch in the AIF

The Netherlands was one of the few countries that remained neutral during the Great War. There were, however, many Dutch immigrants in Australia who took up arms with the army of their newly adopted country. In some cases, they even had to rush through the naturalisation process in order to get their Australian identity papers prior to (or sometimes even after) enlisting. For the Dutch Diggers fighting in France and Belgium, so close to the country of their birth, the situation must sometimes have been surreal indeed...
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