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William Kelly's War (2014)

As the Great War begins, Billy and Jack Kelly together with cousin Paddy sign on and are shipped out to serve in Europe. Billy, a known marksman is singled out to head up a highly ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Maureen Alford Maureen Alford ... Kath
Peter Berzanskis Peter Berzanskis ... Peter Burns
Marie-Therese Bjornerud ... Townswoman
John Black John Black ... Jim Kennett
Tony Bonner ... Mr. Kelly
Helen Davis Helen Davis ... Mrs. Marjorie Kelly
Josh Davis Josh Davis ... Billy Kelly
Mathew Davis Mathew Davis ... Jack
Tom Farrah Tom Farrah ... Ned Kennett
Lachlan Hume Lachlan Hume ... Paddy
George Ivanoff George Ivanoff ... Major Jones
Dave Kenyon Dave Kenyon ... Military Police Chaplain
Dean Kirkright ... Will Kennett
Andrew Knight Andrew Knight ... ANZAC Prisoner
Troy Larkin Troy Larkin ... Cec Kennett
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As the Great War begins, Billy and Jack Kelly together with cousin Paddy sign on and are shipped out to serve in Europe. Billy, a known marksman is singled out to head up a highly successful sniper team. Journalist Keith Murdoch is attached to Billy's group for press coverage of the front line. With Murdoch's glowing reports, Billy and the boys become celebrated war heroes. As the war drags on, the defeat at Gallipoli leads to more death and carnage in France. Billy's sniper abilities and courage in hand to hand fighting astounds his fellow soldiers, he is awarded the Legion of Honour. Back home, Billy's parents confronted with lawless bushrangers who threaten their lives and livelihood and fearing they will never see their sons again begin to campaign to oppose the government conscription policy. In Europe, Billy's team are sent forward to harass the enemy prior to a major assault on the infamous and impregnable Hindenburg Line. Through an amazing feat of determination and courage ... Written by IFM / Filmways

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Australia 1914-1918. The War stole their youth. Outlaws stole their future.

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Trivia

In writing letters back and forth in those early days,we wrote on the back of the pages received,or included the letter recd back to the sender....little known by the youngsters of today....but true anyway See more »

Goofs

The newspaper announcing the start of the war has a picture of a British tank on the front. These were not developed until a year after the war started and did not see action until a year after that in 1916. See more »

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Good movie - better with bigger budget
24 January 2019 | by bobwarn-938-55867See all my reviews

The initial clunkiness of the acting and low budget war scenes gave way to a gripping story of the survival of two brothers and their cousin who volunteer from a small fsmily farm in Australia to fight in WW1. The story covers both their war experiences and life at home as the family waits anxiously for news of their boys. Ben Meyers International blew it off as weak.

It is Mr Myer's arrogant and dismissively offhand review which is weak.

He showed his ignorance and raised doubts as to whether he had actually viewed the movie, when he said the brothers were conscripts. A significant part of the home story is about the failed referendum to introduce conscription. The Australian Army in WW1 was 100 per cent volunteer. As it was in WW2.


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30 October 2014 (Australia) See more »

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