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The Spirit of the Digger

Patrick Lindsay

Told through the words and actions of Australian Soldiers, Patrick Lindsay’s The Spirit of the Digger explores the essence of these soldiers and how he differs from other soldiers. In many ways, the Digger is a study in contradictions: he doesn′t crave war yet he will fight with unequalled ferocity; he hates spit and polish but will hold his discipline under the most trying conditions; he is tough yet compassionate; he hates his enemy until he surrenders, then he is generous in victory; he despises histrionics but will cry unashamedly at the loss of a mate. This updated 2011 edition of Patrick Lindsay′s bestseller includes new chapters devoted to the Digger in Iraq and the first Australian VC awarded to Mark Donaldson in Afghanistan.

Soft cover, photographs, 320 pages.