Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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A city in northwestern Belgium that played an essential part in the First World War, due to its location along the Germans’ planned invasion path into France. The 1917 Third Battle of Ypres extended out to a number of nearby towns, like Messines and Passchendaele, and a number of the play’s protagonists fought there.
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Ypres Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Ypres appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act One
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At Ypres in 1917, “Four West Indian ammunition haulers go past” and aboriginal soldier Mick wonders who... (full context)