The Digger: A History

The Digger: A History

The History Channel  |  April 25, 2011

To commemorate Anzac Day 2011 the History Channel explores the idea of the Digger; the legend, the myth and the truth. Through a sequence of pivotal battles we see the emergence of a type of fighting man with an international reputation as non-conformist and unparalleled as a shock troop or as a soldier able to function on his own initiative. Archive, re-enactments, expert commentary on worldwide scenes combined with first hand accounts chart the emergence of the national icon.

To commemorate Anzac Day 2011 the History Channel explores the idea of the Digger; the legend, the myth and the truth. Through a sequence of pivotal battles we see the emergence of a type of fighting man with an international reputation as non-conformist and unparalleled as a shock troop or as a soldier able to function on his own initiative. Archive, re-enactments, expert commentary on worldwide scenes combined with first hand accounts chart the emergence of the national icon.

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