ANZAC Girls (2014)

Honouring the Centenary of the commencement of WW1, ANZAC Girls is a moving six-part series based on the unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front. In WW1 over 3,500 young Australian and New Zealand women served as nurses with the two fledgling nations’ army services. Nearly 300 were decorated for courage beyond the call of duty. Facing the brutality of war, they were remarkable women, doing extraordinary work, serving amidst bombing raids, poison gas and terrible disease – saving lives and transforming the spirits of the soliders. But through it all they experienced exceptional friendship, love, success and heartbreak. Drawing on the book The Other ANZACS by Peter Rees as well as from diaries, letters, photographs and historical achievements, ANZAC Girls is based on real events and real people - Alice (Georgia Flood), Elsie (Laura Brent), Olive (Anna McGahan), Hilda (Antonia Prebble) and Grace (Caroline Craig). Like their brothers, fathers, lovers and husbands, these ANZAC Girls are our heroes. But they were also just ordinary girls – our sisters, our daughters, ourselves – looking for adventure, love, fun and friendship.

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The Australian Teachers of Media have developed two Study Guides based on ANZAC Girls. To view Study Guide One on episodes 1-3 Click Here.

To view Study Guide Two on episodes 4-6 Click Here.