I first saw this film in the theatre and this film and others introduced America to Australian actor Mel Gibson. The film explores the recruitment and fighting of Australian soldiers that were sent to Gallipoli (Turkey) to conquer the Turks of the Ottoman Empire. This was another one of those wars that the generals thought would be over by Christmas with hardly anybody dead. I’ll leave it to you to guess whether just about everybody comes back home alive. This was an excellent film.

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