What these men did nothing now can alter.
The good and the bad, the greatness and the smallness
of their story will stand. Whatever of glory it contains
nothing now can lessen. It rises, as it will always rise,
above the mists of ages, a monument to great-hearted men;
and, for their nation, a possession forever.
– C.E.W. Bean, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918, vol. VI, p. 1096
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