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 Franklin D Roosevelt (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Gen. Tom Blamey (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Herbert Evatt (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Eddie Ward (3 episodes, 1984)
Jon Ewing ...
 Billy Hughes (3 episodes, 1984)
Nancye Hayes ...
 Elsie Curtin (3 episodes, 1984)
Neil Fitzpatrick ...
 Frederick Shedden (3 episodes, 1984)
Michael Blakemore ...
 John Curtin (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Gen. Douglas MacArthur (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Winston Churchill (3 episodes, 1984)
John Wood ...
 Robert Menzies (3 episodes, 1984)
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Australia during World War II
21 March 2007 | by (Northridge, Ca) – See all my reviews

Many of us have seen dramas of what transpired in England, the U.S., France, Italy, etc. during WWII....but what about those beloved, amiable mates down under? This docudrama does a very fine job of showing what they went thru.

It's not as well-done as CHURCHILL AND THE GENERALS or WORLD WAR II: WHEN LIONS ROARED, but it's a cinch to say that viewers who loved those dramas will enjoy this one. Some of the actors (including Warren Mitchell as FDR) are not always convincing with their American accents, and even some of the actual Americans have laughable moments(Robert Vaughn plays MacArthur wearing sunglasses, even while indoors).

However, no smart viewer cares about such quibbles. One cares for learning about the factual complexities/anxieties that Australia underwent during world history's most dramatic time. That is what makes this compelling viewing from the start. It also provides many pleasures, from a stirring score and to memorable performances from many, including Michael Blakemore and Timothy West as (once again!) Churchill.


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