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.
The nurses are sent to France, at first under UK command as British No.11. British Stationary Hospital, Rouen, under Ward Sister Bullus, and discover the difference between British and Australian ideas of discipline and order. Alice encounters Private Pat Dooley digging a latrine pit. The nurses organise an Anzac Day commemoration. They begin treating serious injuries from the Somme. Alice gets news from Harry, who’s been transferred to 53rd Battalion and sent to the Somme, where the battalion is fighting. Matron Wilson is promoted and leaves for London, where she hopes to improve relations between the Army and the Nursing Service. Pat has had officer training and returns as Lieutenant Dooley; he proposes to Olive. She flees, but catches him the following day and accepts, telling him that she has volunteered for the No.2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Trois Arbres. Returning from a picnic with her friends, Alice is informed that Harry was killed at Fromelles. She receives his last letter.
ANZAC Nurses Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 31 August 2014.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Rating: 15.
- Country: Australia.
- Language: English.