Pictures of Mel Gibson

Young Mel Gibson in "Gallipoli"

This movie got the nationalistic element in Australia all riled up against the perceived misuse of their men by the English "aristocratic twits" in WW I.
However, history records that
(A) the English lost just as many men as the Australians at Gallipoli, which was only one of many terrible battles of the Great War, and
(B) contrary to Australian assertions that they lost the greatest number of men per capita of any country in this war, it was Scotland that lost the most.
Before the Great War a census found that the average height of Scottish men was over 6 feet, after the war it had fallen to less than 5 feet 4 inches. The army only accepted men over 5 feet 4 inches. The lack of tall men in Scotland persists to this day, nearly 90 years later, because so many of those tall men died young without children to carry on their genes.

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