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Title ANZAC Girls: Duty - Ep 2 Of 6
Published Australia : ABC, 2014
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Summary *Violence*On the barren, windswept Greek island of Lemnos - close enough to Gallipoli to hear the pounding artillery - Matron Grace Wilson (Caroline Craig) and her nurses arrive to no supplies and no hospital. To make matters worse, the conditions on Lemnos are barely fit for living, let alone nursing. Their Commanding Officer, Colonel Thomas Fiaschi (John Waters), is unsympathetic. If he had his way, there would be no women in a forward zone at all.Dispirited by the lack of facilities and overwhelmed by the suffering, one by one the staff seize any opportunity to get off the island. But Grace encourages her nurses to improvise wherever possible, and tasks Olive (Anna McGahan) with keeping her comrades' spirits up.Meanwhile in Egypt, with Harry (Dustin Clare) away at the Peninsula, Xavier (Charles Mayer) continues his 'slow and steady' mission to woo Alice (Georgia Flood) while Elsie (Laura Brent) receives the shocking news that Syd (Todd Lasance) has been badly wounded at Lone Pine.With Alice's help, Elsie secures leave to attend the British Hospital in Alexandria, where she has to overcome British red tape before she can tend Syd's life threatening head wound. When Syd regains consciousness, he is unable to speak and Elsie realises that, if he is to fully recover, she must remain at the British hospital to 'special' him. In negotiating her transfer, Elsie antagonises the British staff, and she must draw on every ounce of her courage, tenacity and skill if she is to save Syd's life.PRODUCTION DETAILS:A Screentime, a Banijay Group company, Production. Written by Felicity Packard and Niki Aken, based on the book The Other ANZACs by Peter Rees. Series Producer Lisa Scott, Producer Felicity Packard, Executive Producers Des Monaghan and Greg Haddrick. ABC TV Executive Producers Carole Sklan and David Ogilvy
Event Broadcast 2014-08-17 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Battle casualties.
Man-woman relationships.
Nurses -- Attitudes.
Soldiers -- Services for.
Greece -- Limnos Island.
Form Streaming video
Author Ber, Josef, cast
Brent, Laura, cast
Clare, Dustin, cast
Craig, Caroline, cast
Debelle, Honey, cast
Findleton, Rhondda, cast
Flood, Georgia, cast
Hazzard, Charlotte, cast
Lasance, Todd, cast
Mayer, Charles, cast
McClelland, Brandon, cast
McGahan, Anna, cast
Prebble, Antonia, cast
Waters, John, cast
West, Sara, cast