The W. A. Digger Book.

The W. A. Digger Book.

Perth: Returned Soldiers League, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. "The best trench diggers in the (British) Army. They work like bullocks, fight like tigers, yet are so cheerful." (unnamed journalist reporting on the conduct of West Australian soldiers at Gallipoli, October 1915). Includes portraits and biographies of Victoria Cross winners. Presentation volume, in publishers glossy blue cloth, with title in gilt on cover with the covers of the paper edition bound in. (complete with the circular die cut showing the portrait of Colonel Collett) . With two contemporary newspaper articles laid down at rear paper cover, one on the 44th Battalion AIF which reports that the derogatory term Eggs a Cook has now turned into a positive...otherwise fine condition. 4to,156pp, many b&w printed photographic plates and some advertisements. OCLC: 220205817. Trove Libraries Australia ID 2463098. Fine. Item #20485

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