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WW1 Digger History Podcast

WWI Digger Stories Podcast reproduces the diaires, memoirs and letters of the real participants in the war that changed the course of the 20th Century. What was it like to be in the trenches, on the ships or behind the big guns where death stalked in infinite ways and it was impossible to make friends unless you were prepared to lose tham at any moment.

This podcast is formatted with each diairy or memoir forming a series, usually taking the listener through the war from beginning to end, from raw recruit to returning veteran, as it was experienced by the soldier and in his (or her, when I include Nurses stories) own words.

The Last ... err ... First Post

Oct 1, 2015

'ow ya goin' dig?


G'day and welcome to the World War One Digger Stories Podcast.

Gawd's'truth, cobbers, it aint a flamin' podcast yet, just a glint in the producer's eye!


Okay, enough of the "strine"!

I hope to get the first pod cast episodes out in the next few weeks. I am just waiting for the intro music and then I can record the first episodes.

Episode 0.0 "There were skeletons of horses too" will be an introduction.

It will be followed by a series featuring the memoirs of Corporal Len Jones.

I hope you will enjoy this series when I finally get it downloaded.

Phil Mannell



Digger: A serviceman in the Australian Army. Derived in about 1917 (not earlier as some would have it) by the soldiers themselves in the trenches.

Dig: Shortened form of 'digger'.

G'day: A greeting like 'Hello'. Shortened from 'good day'.

Cobber: 'Friend' like Americans use 'buddy' or 'pal' or the English use 'chum'. The term is rather archaic in the twenty-teens and rarely used.

Strine: Simply means Australian slang.

Gawd's'truth: A middle curse contracted from 'In God's truth'.