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Four young Australian boys join the military and are sent to Gallipoli.




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Series cast summary:
Kodi Smit-McPhee ...  Thomas 'Tolly' Johnson 7 episodes, 2015
Harry Greenwood ...  Bevan Johnson 7 episodes, 2015
Sam Parsonson ...  Dave Klein 7 episodes, 2015
Tom Budge ...  Cliff Sutton 7 episodes, 2015
James Callis ...  Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett 7 episodes, 2015
John Bach ...  Sir Ian Hamilton 7 episodes, 2015
Nicholas Hope ...  Walter Braithwaite 7 episodes, 2015
Anthony Hayes ...  Anthony Chandler 7 episodes, 2015
Matt Nable ...  Harry Perceval 7 episodes, 2015
Leon Ford ...  Charles Bean 7 episodes, 2015
Ashleigh Cummings ...  Celia Houghton 7 episodes, 2015
Anthony Phelan ...  Sir William Birdwood 7 episodes, 2015
Paul English ...  Cecil Aspinall 7 episodes, 2015
Curtis Clarke ...  ANZAC Soldier 1 episode, 2015
David Whiteley David Whiteley ...  Cyril Brudenell White 6 episodes, 2015
Glen Hancox Glen Hancox ...  Malcolm Ross 6 episodes, 2015
David Paterson David Paterson ...  Marcus Ledwidge 6 episodes, 2015
Travis Jeffery ...  Henry (Stewie) Stewart Watson 4 episodes, 2015
Lincoln Lewis ...  Chook 4 episodes, 2015
Dion Williams Dion Williams ...  Two Bob 4 episodes, 2015
John Lloyd Fillingham ...  Sir Alexander Godley 4 episodes, 2015
Hugh Parker Hugh Parker ...  Harold (Hooky) Walker 4 episodes, 2015
Peter Houghton Peter Houghton ...  Major Guy Dawnay 4 episodes, 2015
Nicholas Hammond ...  Henry Nevinson 4 episodes, 2015
Lachy Hulme ...  Lord Kitchener 3 episodes, 2015
Justine Clarke ...  Mrs. Johnson 3 episodes, 2015
Andy McPhee ...  Lieutenant Colonel John Antill 3 episodes, 2015
Stephen Ballantyne ...  Major Compton MacKenzie 3 episodes, 2015
Brian Lipson Brian Lipson ...  John De Robeck 3 episodes, 2015
Jim Daly ...  Father O'Brien 3 episodes, 2015
Shane Briant ...  Sir Frederick Stopford 2 episodes, 2015
Alex Andreas ...  Captain Ozkan 2 episodes, 2015
Grant Bowler ...  William Malone 2 episodes, 2015
Colin Moody ...  Sir William Bridges 2 episodes, 2015
James Wardlaw James Wardlaw ...  Hamilton Reed 2 episodes, 2015
Scott Terrill Scott Terrill ...  Commodore Keyes 2 episodes, 2015
Des Fleming Des Fleming ...  Lt Foster / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Yalin Ozucelik ...  Mustafa Kemal 2 episodes, 2015
Dan Wyllie ...  Major Stephen Midgely 2 episodes, 2015
Ezel Doruk Ezel Doruk ...  Adnan Cevik 2 episodes, 2015
John Brumpton ...  Sergeant Major 2 episodes, 2015
Charles Mayer ...  Lt. Curtis 2 episodes, 2015
Kazim Kane Kazim Kane ...  Turkish Tolly 2 episodes, 2015
Teague Rook Teague Rook ...  Medical Orderly 2 episodes, 2015
Nicholas Kato Nicholas Kato ...  Turkish Sergeant 2 episodes, 2015
Glenn Boyd Glenn Boyd ...  Medical Oderly / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Joe Pampanella Joe Pampanella ...  Machine Gunner / ... 2 episodes, 2015


As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. They endure the next eight months on the peninsula learning lessons of survival. By the time of the final evacuation they have also learned the skills of combat and what it means to be a young man in war. Written by ahmetkozan

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10 March 2015 | by speedysteveSee all my reviews

Wow. This just got better and better. It must have been hard to have re-created such a difficult story of the Gallipoli battlefields. I have to say I was extremely impressed. The young actors were wonderful and very true to what I am sure a lot of these characters were like. I knew some of them as old men.

You really felt like you were there. To see what these poor buggers went through really went right to the heart. The director and scriptwriter managed to tell the whole story as it truthfully happened and apparently it was approved by the Australian War Memorial for being factual. I did not fully understand till now just how it all unfolded, but to see this series made it all very simple to understand just what happened. I think this should be shown in all Australian High Schools. I had always heard about the Battle of Lone Pine but when I saw this portrayal I was so shocked. Also what happened to the New Zealanders should never have happened. I think the English people should see it also as it showed a loyal bunch of Australians and New Zealanders giving their lives and losing them so a stuck up English General could add another medal on his chest.

I could not believe that this was being lied about to the Australian Prime Minister. And I was very surprised when the Aussie journalist Murdoch and his British counterpart decided to write and inform their leaders of the truth. Upon reading the letter which was circulated far and wide, the troops were finally withdrawn. Amazing story and very well told with this brilliant mini series.

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