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Title ANZAC Girls: Endurance - Ep 3 Of 6 / Director: Cameron, Ken
Published Australia : ABC, 2014
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Summary 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. Olive is determined to keep her promise, despite the terrible toll Lemnos takes on her health. Water shortages and insanitary conditions lead to a wave of dangerous dysentery, to which she succumbs.A bright point amongst the hardship is the visit from Kiwi nurses, including Edith 'Poppy' Popplewell (Brooke Williams) and Lorna Rattray (Robyn Patterson), who spend a couple of nights bunked in with the Aussie Sisters. 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 Elise (Laura Brent) receives the shocking news that Syd (Todd Lasance) has been badly wounded at Lone Pine. Elise must overcome British red tape before she can tend to Syd's life-threatening head wound.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 2014-08-24 at 21:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Nurses -- Attitudes.
Soldiers -- Services for.
Typhoid fever -- Patients.
War casualties.
Form Streaming video
Author Cameron, Kenneth Michael, director
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