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.
Did You Know?
For the whole shooting of the show out in the open, the crew didn't actually shoot in Turkey itself. They actually stayed at home, in Melbourne. The crew managed to find a secluded hill range and a local gun range to film on, and even built trenches there. While they did go to Gallipoli, the scenery was altered too much to actually create the impression of the landscape. See more