From the author of last year's bestselling 'The Spirit Of Kokoda', comes a compelling portrait of the Australian Digger through the years. Lindsay has taken a penetrating look at Australian soldiers in many conflicts over almost a century to reveal their spirit and essential characteristics.
The men in the slouch hats have made a telling impact in virtually all the conflicts in which they have served, winning universal acclaim as warriors, yet retaining their larrikin charm, their compassion and their dislike for spit and polish.
Lindsay examines how the Digger has been able to build his remarkable reputation - well out of proportion to his numbers and the length of his history - from Gallipoli through to East Timor and Afghanistan.
Told through the Diggers' eyes (as he did in 'The Spirit Of Kokoda'), Lindsay's book is for all Australians who want to know more about our shared past and how it has shaped our character and future.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2005
- 156 x 235 x 25mm