Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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A village in northern France, near Amiens and Abbeville, that was completely destroyed during World War One. Australian forces led the two Battles of Bullecourt, suffering catastrophic losses. Nigel fights at Bullecourt and watches his whole unit die after he is sent out for reconnaissance (because he is the only Aboriginal soldier and reconnaissance is a dangerous mission). He then gets captured by the Germans and taken to the Zössen POW Camp.
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Bullecourt Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Bullecourt appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act One
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At a battle in Bullecourt in 1917, having lost his unit, Nigel hides out with a different one. The soldiers... (full context)
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Still in Bullecourt in 1917, Nigel gets sent to crawl into the battlefield and retrieve a telephone because... (full context)