Colin F. Jones

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS

Australia’s soldiers have fought in the desert,
They have fought in the jungle clad hills,
They have fought in the snow-drifts unpleasant,
And in the mountains where the waterfall spills.
They have fought in the air; on the oceans,
They have defended peace all over the Earth,
And have done it with fervent emotions,
For they know what true freedom is worth.
They have fought for the British and Malayans,
They have fought for the Americans as well,
They have fought for the French and Indonesians,
and in the African battles in Hell
For Australia is a peace loving country,
Where in true freedom we currently dwell.