Viewing Entry - Digger Smith (S14855) by Dennis, C. J. (Clarence James)
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Dennis, C. J. (Clarence James)
“Digger Smith” is a series of narrative poems about an Australian soldier coming home in the closing months of the Great War minus a leg and with “ANZAC eyes” ... what a later war would call “The Thousand Yard Stare”.
Despite his post-traumatic stress disorder, Digger Smith sets about ministering to everybody’s troubles but his own ... his internal conviction that his amputee status will make him seem “half a man” in the eyes of the lady love he left behind when he went off to the War.
Oh Digger Smith, how little faith you have in woman... - Summary by Son of the Exiles