Digger Smith


Read by Son of the Exiles

(4.5 stars; 10 reviews)

“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 (1 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Before The War 9:15 Read by Son of the Exiles
Dummy Bridge 8:56 Read by Son of the Exiles
Dad 6:30 Read by Son of the Exiles
Digger Smith 6:01 Read by Son of the Exiles
West 5:08 Read by Son of the Exiles
Over The Fence 5:54 Read by Son of the Exiles
A Digger's Tale 6:04 Read by Son of the Exiles
Jim's Girl 6:24 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Boys Out There 5:21 Read by Son of the Exiles
Half A Man 5:46 Read by Son of the Exiles
Sawin' Wood 5:01 Read by Son of the Exiles
Jim 8:03 Read by Son of the Exiles
A Square Deal 5:54 Read by Son of the Exiles