Title: Digger – The Legend of the Australian Soldier
Author: Laffin, John
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 3rd Edition
Publication Date: 1986
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 294 pages
Comments: On the beaches of Gallipoli, in the fields of France and Flanders the Digger received his true baptism of fire and showed the world his mettle. At Tobruk and El Alamein and in the jungles of New Guinea he proved his maturity. Since then the Digger has distinguished himself in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam.
But the Digger first made headlines against the Boers in South Africa. His cunning, coolness and initiative – and his success in adopting the Boers’ guerrilla-type tactics – startled and impressed his British commanders. The same independence and resourcefulness have characterised Australian soldiers in action ever since.
John Laffin brings together a wealth of anecdotes and personalities to illustrate the Digger experience and show why the Australian soldier is unique.