ANZAC Girls (2014): S01E03 – Endurance


ANZAC Girls is an Australian television drama series that first screened on ABC1 on 10 August 2014.

The true stories of extraordinary young women who witness the brutality and heroism of war and rise to meet the challenge.


Harry is wounded and sent to Cairo, so he and Alice meet again. Leopold proposes to her and she is noncommittal, waiting for a sign of affection from the laconic Harry. Syd’s recovery is slow, and Elsie argues for him to be sent to England for treatment; she is sent back to Cairo and Oram is not sorry to see her go. Olive’s friends Poppy and Lorna are among the nurses returning from Lemnos aboard the troopship Marquette, which is sunk by a torpedo from a German submarine. Winter arrives and soldiers arrive on Lemnos suffering frostbite. Olive’s friend Clarice agrees to marry Sergeant Lawrence, just to get off the island. Olive is contemptuous. Fiaschi suffers from beri-beri and is evacuated to Cairo, where the once antagonistic colonel stoutly defends the Lemnos nurses. Troops withdraw from Gallipoli and the five nurses are reunited in Cairo. Elsie volunteers for duty aboard ship Demosthenes taking wounded men back to Australia, where she can care for Syd, but knows she will be barred from serving overseas again.

Harry proposes to Alice and she accepts.

ANZAC Nurses Series

You can find a full index and overview of ANZAC Nurses here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 24 August 2014.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: Australia.
  • Language: English.

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