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by Dennis, C. J. (Clarence James)

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TitleDigger Smith
Author / Responsible partyDennis, C. J. (Clarence James)
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


“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

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System control numberS14855
Original Print PublisherSydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1919.
NarratorSon of the Exiles.
Narrator NameSon of the Exiles.
Participant or performer noteSon of the Exiles.