The War That Changed Us (2014): S01E04 – Coming Home (1918)

Introduction The War That Changed Us is a 4-episode Australian television documentary series presenting the true stories of six Australians in World War I. Outline The ‘war to end all wars’ enters its fourth year – taking a terrible toll on Australian soldiers and nurses. At home, millions argue about whether men should be compelled… Read More

The War That Changed Us (2014): S01E03 – Coming Apart (1916-1917)

Introduction The War That Changed Us is a 4-episode Australian television documentary series presenting the true stories of six Australians in World War I. Outline On the battlefields of Europe, Pompey Elliott, Archie Barwick and Kit McNaughton are caught up in a war where men fight and die in their thousands. Tom Barker, Vida Goldstein… Read More

The War That Changed Us (2014): S01E02 – Coming Together (1915-1916)

Introduction The War That Changed Us is a 4-episode Australian television documentary series presenting the true stories of six Australians in World War I. Outline Australian soldiers Pompey Elliott and Archie Barwick, and nurse Kit McNaughton, retreat from Gallipoli and prepare to go to war on European soil for the first time. At home, anti-war… Read More

The War That Changed Us (2014): S01E01 – Answering the Call (1914-1915)

Introduction The War That Changed Us is a 4-episode Australian television documentary series presenting the true stories of six Australians in World War I. Outline Australian soldiers Pompey Elliott, Archie Barwick and Nurse Kit McNaughton embark on the great adventure of WW1 while at home anti-war activists Tom Barker and Vida Goldstein face off against… Read More

The War That Changed Us Documentary Series Overview (2014)

Introduction The War That Changed Us is a 4-episode Australian television documentary series presenting the true stories of six Australians in World War I. The series, produced by Electric Pictures, based on an original concept by historian Clare Wright, was first shown by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on four consecutive Sunday evenings commencing on 19… Read More

Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940)

Introduction Forty Thousand Horsemen (also styled 40,000 Horsemen) is a 1940 Australian war film directed by Charles Chauvel. The film tells the story of the Australian Light Horse (mounted rifleman as distinct from cavalry) which operated in the desert at the Sinai and Palestine campaign during World War I. It follows the adventures of three… Read More

ANZACS (1985): S01E05 – Now There Was A Day

Introduction Anzacs (named for members of the all volunteer ANZAC army formations) is a 1985 Australian five-part television miniseries set in World War I. Outline By summer-autumn 1918, the Anzacs are weary and yearn for the war to end. American soldiers (“Yanks”) arrive in the British sector and are trained by the Anzacs. The company… Read More

ANZACS (1985): S01E04 – Fields of Fire

Introduction Anzacs (named for members of the all volunteer ANZAC army formations) is a 1985 Australian five-part television miniseries set in World War I. Outline By winter 1917, the platoon is now holding the line in the mud around Ypres, and disillusionment has infected much of the Allied army. To make matters worse, word arrives… Read More