When you look back through the ages,
Turning over history’s pages,
You’ll find brave deeds of men
In every war;
But no breed of man looms bigger,
Than the rough and ready Digger —
My hat’s off to the Anzacs,
It’s those guys I’m speaking for.
The above poem was written by a corporal of the U.S. Army, for “A.I.F. News,” the Digger’s paper in the Middle East.
Camperdown Chronicle (Camperdown, Vic.), Tuesday 28 April 1942, page 1
[Editor: Corrected “Its” to “It’s”.]