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"Well for me, I suppose, I don't know if you call it patriotism or what, but I just felt you needed to be part of your country's defence. And at that time see, war was coming on, and I suppose like so many others I thought it was a bloody great adventure that was going to happen and I was going to be in it. Because while patriotism is definitely mixed up in it, the fact that it was the biggest thing going around the place at the time and you could be in it with a hell of a lot of other blokes your own age, nothing beats it."

WALTER, WALLACE - Voices of War, Stories from the Australians at War Film Archive, Michael Caulfield