Nothing in Australia's history, before or since, approaches the scale of drama and tragedy of our participation in the Great War of 1914-18. Over those 4 turbulent years, our boldest and brightest young men freely went to war half a world away. After the blooding at Gallipoli, they were thrown in amongst the millions of soldiers on the Western Front. There, against all the odds and in defiance of all expectations, they developed into a military force beyond peer. While all great armies of Europe crumbled around them, somehow this small band of civilian volunteer soldiers forced the issue and shaped the outcome of that terrible war. They had changed the face of Europe and made their own legend, but at appalling cost to themselves and their young nation. Their depleted numbers coupled with a pervasive war weariness resulted in their story never being told. Until ANZACS.
An outstanding Australian cast including Andrew Clarke, Megan Williams, Tony Bonner, Ilona Rogers, Robert Coleby, Mark Hembrow, Jon Blake, Jonathan Sweet and Paul Hogan, in what was his first dramatic role, tell a story of love, valour, triumph and true Australian humour.
No television drama in Australia's history has matched the magnitude and the compassion of this once in a lifetime event - ANZACS.
Audio: Dolby 2.0
Classification: M (Medium level violence)
Language: English , Descriptive Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired
Number of Discs: 3
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 23rd April 2014
Running Time: 524.0 mins