Christina A. Sharik


I see the smiling faces
of the Diggers, one and all,
I wonder now, where are they?
How many heard the call?
The Celestial Bugler was busy
He made a heavenly sound ~
while collecting all the Soldiers’ Souls
from War’s hallowed battleground.
Here’s to all the smiling Diggers
who served their country well
and answered her call for brave young men
and rode the trains to Hell.

Australian “Diggers” in Germany, WWII
Australian “Diggers” in Germany, WWII