“Je veux ma maman!”

Bonnie Goodfellow

Diggers, lost in France?
Tongue in cheek? Or
just embalmed in wine?
Prepared to die? Or
just worn down by war?

[Every lost child, looks for his mummy;
mum in Oz; maman in French;
momie in Old French: embalmed mummy]

This was written in response to a photo seen at State Library of NSW: A group of 2nd Division soldiers, 1918. AWM P10550.140 from Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection, available online at www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10550.140/

A group of 2nd Division soldiers holding a sign saying WE WANT OUR MUMIE