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Sisters of War (2010)

The lives of two Australian women, Lorna Whyte, an army nurse, and Sister Berenice Twohill, a Catholic nun, from New South Wales during World War II.

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Sister Berenice Twohill
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Lorna Whyte
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Len
Anna Volska ...
Sister Cordula
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Bishop Leo Scharmach
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Kay Parker
Kuni Hashimoto ...
Japanese Captain
Kentaro Hara ...
Sugal
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Cal
Helen Cassidy ...
Tootie
Catherine Miller ...
Sister Martha
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Dave
Paulini Curuenavuli ...
Sister Marie
Ken Makio ...
Suzuki
Andrew Buchanan ...
Army Major
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The lives of two Australian women, Lorna Whyte, an army nurse, and Sister Berenice Twohill, a Catholic nun, from New South Wales during World War II.

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Drama | War

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14 November 2010 (Australia)  »

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Nővérek a háborúban  »

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[first lines]
Newsreel Narrator: [voice-over] 1500 lucky diggers are poised to show Australian might in action and dispel any fears of a Japanese invasion. They're heading for the capital of New Britain, Rabaul. As soon as they've unpacked, they're off to the nearest beach. Is the surf as good as Bondi, fellas? And what better way to spend the day, than dancing on a tropical beach with some of our prettiest flowers. Pick one for me, mate.
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Waltzing Matilda
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Music by Christina McPherson
Lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Whistled by the Australian soldier in the cell in Japan
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A must see movie
13 December 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Inspired by real events and based on Rod Miller's manuscript The Lost Women of Rabaul Sisters of War is a telemovie based on the true story of two Australian women, Lorna Whyte, an army nurse and Sister Berenice Twohill, a Catholic nun from New South Wales who survived as prisoners of war in Papua New Guinea during World War II. The two women remained friends for the remainder of their lives. Beautifully filmed with a feel of authenticity. The story of the Rabaul nurses would never have been told if it wasn't for an auctioneer who discovered a diary written by Grace Kruger, one of four civilian nurses captured by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942. Apparently the diary was written cryptically as to confuse the Japanese soldiers and any casual reader and as a consequence went unnoticed for decades.


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