We, the Broome community and surrounding communities, have before us an ordeal of the most grievous and kind.
We have behind and more before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? We say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that Country can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim?
We can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
Let that be realised, Woodside; no survival for the Broome community, no survival for all that the Broome community has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages, that mankind will move forward towards its goal. But we will all take up our task with buoyancy and hope. We feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among people. At this time we feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and we all say, “come then, let us go forward together with our united strength. Woodside, enter dune country at your peril.