Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to ... See full summary »
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Andrew Clarke ...
 Capt. Martin Barrington / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Cpl. Pat Cleary / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
Jon Blake ...
 Capt. Flanagan / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
Megan Williams ...
 Sister Kate Baker (6 episodes, 1985)
Christopher Cummins ...
 Pte. Roly Collins (5 episodes, 1985)
Jonathan Sweet ...
 Pte. Bill Harris / ... (5 episodes, 1985)
Ilona Rodgers ...
 Lady Thea Barrington (5 episodes, 1985)
David Bradshaw ...
 Keith Murdoch (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Rev. George Lonsdale (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Lt. Harold Armstrong / ... (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Sgt. 'Kaiser' Schmidt / ... (4 episodes, 1985)
Alec Wilson ...
 Pte. 'Pudden' Parsons (4 episodes, 1985)
Peter Finlay ...
 Cpl. 'Bluey' / ... (4 episodes, 1985)
Elaine Lee ...
 Madame (4 episodes, 1985)
Leah Steventon ...
 Marie (4 episodes, 1985)
Sheila Kennelly ...
 Mrs. Baker (4 episodes, 1985)
David Allardice ...
 Pianist (4 episodes, 1985)
Patrick Ward ...
 Sgt. Tom McArthur (3 episodes, 1985)
Jim Holt ...
 Pte. 'Dingo' Gordon (3 episodes, 1985)
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 David Lloyd George (3 episodes, 1985)
David Lynch ...
 Max Earnshaw / ... (3 episodes, 1985)
Noel Trevarthen ...
 Field Marshall Haig / ... (3 episodes, 1985)
Vincent Ball ...
 Sir Rupert Barrington (3 episodes, 1985)
Michael Adams ...
 Gen. Kiggell (3 episodes, 1985)
Howard Bell ...
 Hon. Cyril Earnshaw (3 episodes, 1985)
Diana Greentree ...
 Mrs. Collins (3 episodes, 1985)
Bill Kerr ...
 Gen. Monash / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
Mark Hembrow ...
 Dick Baker / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
Nick Waters ...
 Pte. 'Huddo' Hudson (2 episodes, 1985)
Edmund Pegge ...
 Capt. Young (2 episodes, 1985)
Peter Stratford ...
 Sir Maurice Hankey (2 episodes, 1985)
Vivean Gray ...
 Matron (2 episodes, 1985)
Francis Bell ...
 'Pompey' Elliott (2 episodes, 1985)
Meradith Rodgers ...
 Nurse Purvis (2 episodes, 1985)
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Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to the brutal trenches of France during the 1916 Somme battles, the 1917 Arias and Vimy Ridge battles to the final 1918 German offensives and the final victory drive as well as the hardships, mid-adventures and the casualties of friends encounted at each one. Written by Anonymous

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27 October 1985 (Australia)  »

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Anzacs: The War Down Under  »

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Pvt. Roly Collins: What's going on, Pat?
Pvt. Pat Cleary: [sarcastically] It's the great war - it's in all the papers.
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A nice change
13 October 2004 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I thought it was quite a good series. I can't imagine how this could be reduced to a 2hr? tele-movie without losing just about everything good about it. I'm Australian, and this was produced for Aussies, no apologies for that. It's about time, rather than the usual good and bad Hollywood and to a lesser extent Brit efforts. If you don't know a Zac from a Brass Razoo, well we've had to put up with your slang and slight cultural differences for long enough. But I digress, this showed a part of history which has been long ignored, both here and overseas. In Australia we know full well the tale of Gallipoli, however the further efforts on the Western Front have largely been ignored. It's also good to see mention of the Home Front politics regarding conscription which severely divided the nation at the time and the Diggers response, which left it the only Allied fully volunteer Army in WW1. All in all I throughly enjoyed it, a good mix of believable characters, action, behind the lines antics and the Home Front drama, well worth seeing if you can get the original 5 part series.

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Some of the previous commentators have said they wouldn't mind getting a copy of this. The only place I know that sells it is the Australian War Memorial. As you don't want URL's I won't include one however I'll leave it to you to phrase this part if you want to include it. Stuart Coates


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