The series centers on 17-year-old Thomas "Tolly" Johnson (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who exaggerates his age so he may enlist with his brother Bevan (Harry Greenwood) and ends up fighting at Gallipoli in the campaign that helped create the Anzac legend.
The story depicts the ten-month campaign in Turkey, highlighting the landing on 25 April 1915 by ANZAC troops who go into battle on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Landing in the dark, Tolly, Bevan and their fellow soldiers endeavour to establish a defensible foothold beneath the treacherous slopes of the peninsula. The series follows both the battle and its aftermath.
The soldiers spend eight months learning combat skills while trying to survive in the most difficult of circumstances. By the time of their final evacuation they have learnt much about themselves and their mates. 7 Part Mini-Series, 3 Discs. Newly shown on Australian TV
"The First Day"
As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, seventeen-year-old Thomas "Tolly" Johnson lands with the ANZAC troops at Gallipoli and finds himself in a chaotic, brutal battle for the Turkish heights.
"My Friend, the Enemy"
After a month of heavy fighting, the Anzac and Turkish soldiers meet in No Man's Land during a cease fire to bury their dead. Tolly risks his life by charging a machine gun nest to protect his brother.
"A Man Alone"
Tolly is promoted ahead of his older brother, but disaster strikes when their platoon launches a surprise midnight attack.
"The Deeper Scar"
Tolly recovers from his injuries in Cairo, and reluctantly returns to the front line at Gallipoli.
In August 1915, General Hamilton devises a massive attack across the Gallipoli Peninsula to break the stalemate. Tolly and his mates defy the odds to win the battle of Lone Pine, while the Light Horseman are decimated at The Nek.
Australian journalist Keith Murdoch visits the British PM with a secret letter that will change the course of the war. Tolly is commended for his bravery at Lone Pine, while Dave refuses to get help for chronic illness.
"The Earth Abides"
British commanders quickly withdraw troops before the arrival of the Germans moving towards the front line. As tens of thousands army troops evacuate from Gallipoli, Tolly stays behind, guarding the emptying trenches.
DVD-R Region Free. Excellent Quality. No refunds but will replace any defective discs, should there be any. In paper sleeves. No Artwork