Counting the cost. The war is ending, and Australians must face the consequences of over six years of war - a toll of shattered lives and limbs and unrealised dreams. After Victory in the Pacific, it is a weary nation that welcomes its soldiers home. The war years have changed forever the way Australians see themselves and their future relationship to America. What did the war mean to the average Aussie, and how did it affect their lives?