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Digger, the legend of the Australian soldier

by Laffin, John.

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Published by Sun in South Melbourne .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Australia. -- Australian Army -- History,
  • Soldiers -- Australia,
  • Australia -- History, Military

  • Edition Notes

    Includes indexes.

    StatementJohn Laffin.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA872 .L34 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 296 p., [14] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20170219M
    ISBN 100725105941, 0333414705

    In this new book from the country's foremost investigative journalist, Chris Masters turns his attention to the modern Australian soldier. Moving away from our ongoing fascination with Anzac story, he looks at the rich and illuminating present to write a character study of the modern Australian soldier—war fighter, peacekeeper, street-level /5(). Digger is a military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. Evidence of its use has been found in those countries as early as the s, but its current usage in a military context did not become prominent until World War I, when Australian and New Zealand troops began using it on the Western Front around – Evolving out of its usage during the war, the .

      One hundred years ago in May , C.E.W. (Charles) Bean’s The Anzac Book was published to great acclaim. Bean’s vision of the Anzac soldier at Gallipoli has dominated historical memory for nearly years. It is through the championing of a select set of attitudes and values that Bean’s The Anzac Book created the enduring Anzac Legend.   It uncovers the distinctive character of the Australian digger, and the growth of the Anzac tradition over the years. About the Author Graham Seal is Professor of Folklore at Curtin University, and a leading expert on Australian cultural history. He is author of the bestselling Great Australian : Graham Seal.

    Australian soldiers took pride in this unique speech, and it quickly became part of the digger image and identity. According to this stereotypical image of the Australian soldier, the typical digger was known to be a heavy drinker, brawler, and womaniser, who managed to fight a .   [17] W. H. Downing, Digger dialects: a collection of slang phrases used by the Australian soldiers on active service (Melbourne: Lothian Book Publishing Co., ), Introduction. [18] Material in italics is the text added in the Pretty glossary.


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This war book titled ' Digger The Legend of the Australian Soldier ' by John Laffin is a study of the Australian Soldier. Laffin, a well known Australian Military historian writer, was a 2/AIF Kokoda veteran. Laffin's Father and Mother both served in World War One AIF so from an young age Laffin knew of the 1st AIF Digger Stories.

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Since17 Australian soldiers have lost their lives fighting the war on terrror. Many more have been wounded. This is Part 2 of my tribute to them. May they rest in peace. They will never be. Chris Masters is Australia's best-known investigative journalist.

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This is chapter 9 of Inventing Anzac: The Digger and National Mythology by Graham Seal. Anzac and the digger lie at the centre of Australian national : Graham Seal. Downing, in Digger Dialects, a glossary of words and phrases used by Australian personnel during the war, says that Digger was first used to mean a New Zealand or Australian soldier in It appears to have become popular among New Zealand troops before being adopted by Australians.

The word was not in wide use amongst soldiers until The Australian soldier of the legend was enterprising and independent, loyal to his mates and to his country, bold in battle, but cheerfully undisciplined out of the line and contemptuous of military etiquette and the British officer class.

The battalion became home and digger mates became a soldier’s family, so that despite the. Anzac and the digger lie at the centre of Australian national identity. Separate but intertwined, their respective traditions have generated and maintained a potent mythology that becomes more embedded in Australian culture each April Through an examination of the folk traditions of the digger and the institutional tradition of Anzac, this book traces the origins and development of.

In this book, the author traces the beginnings of how the modern 'Digger' is created, by attendance at either the Other Ranks (OR) Training Battalion at Kapooka, New South Wales, or the Royal Military College of Australia, or the Australian Defence Academy, both situated in Canberra, the Nation's capital for Officer candidates/5(42).

With larrikin episodes, grim jokes from the front, and dramatic eyewitness accounts, Great Anzac Stories includes many stories which haven't seen the light of day since wartime.

It uncovers the distinctive character of the Australian digger, and the growth of the Anzac tradition over the years. Dale Blair, Dinkum Diggers: an Australian battalion at war, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria,ix + pp., bibliography and index, softcover, rrp $ The title of this book is taken from a quote by Colonel A.

G. Butler, the historian of Australia's medical services during the First World War. The term 'digger', meaning the rank-and-file Australian foot soldier, is closely tied to the significance of 'Anzac'. Together, these two words have been at the centre of popular ideas about national identity since World War I (–18).

The term Anzac is derived from ANZAC, the telegraphic abbreviation of 'Australian and New Zealand Army Corps'.Author: Graham Seal."Aussie Magazine and the Making of Digger Culture During the Great War".

NLA News. XIV (2). National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 17 May Ross, Jane (). The Myth of the Digger: The Australian Soldier in Two World Wars. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. ISBN