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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Whenever I see this photograph of the Anzacs gathered at the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Egypt 1915 I always wonder if my grandfather, Tom Evitt, or 'digger' as my grandmother used to call him, is among them. A copy of it is hung at a returned servicemen's club on Sydney's northern beaches where I am a member. Soldiers in the First World War were known as 'diggers' because of their wartime activity of digging trenches to protect themselves from enemy gunfire.

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