New Model Diggers: Australian Identity, Motivation, and Cohesion in Afghanistan
The figure of the ‘digger’—the nickname originally given to Australian soldiers in the First World War—is a potent symbol in Australian society. The supposed values of those first diggers—courage, endurance, mateship, irreverence, and a disdain for authority—not only underpin commemoration of Australian wartime experience but are also advanced as a pillar of national identity. The historical diggers, however, were citizen soldiers, and traditions originating with them occupied a problematic...[Show more]
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