Australia : Eyeworks Television : Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment | 2014 [DVD]
"Hosted by international broadcaster and renowned historian Neil Oliver, this remarkable five-part series follows Neil as he takes viewers on a never-before-seen look inside the Australian War Memorial, bringing to life Australia’s rich wartime history through the artefacts and stories housed within its walls. The fly-on-the-wall series follows the War Memorial as it races to complete its $32 million renovations of the First World War Gallery in time for Remembrance Day, 2014. As we mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, this timely series also provides a contemporary discussion on the meaning of remembrance, 100 years on"--shop.abc.net.au
Renowned broadcaster, author and historian Neil Oliver takes us on a unique and inspirational journey through the Australian War Memorial, as he explores iconic WWI stories with the help of Australia's top historians and military experts.
The Australian War Memorial in Canberra features an extraordinary treasure trove of the nation's war history, and Neil Oliver is granted unprecedented access to go behind-the-scenes and venture into the very heart of its vaults. From Gallipoli to the Western Front, he reveals the powerful stories behind the soldiers' names on the War Memorial's sacred Roll of Honour.
This landmark five-part series also features insightful interviews with former Prime Ministers Tony Abbott, Paul Keating, John Howard, Bob Hawke and Malcolm Fraser, as well Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, former Governor-General The Hon. Quentin Bryce and VC recipients Mark Donaldson, Daniel Keighran and Ben Roberts-Smith.
Documentary television program
Title from disc labels.
"A year in the life of the Australian War Memorial"--Container.
"Every nation has its story. This is ours."--Container.
Executive producers: John McAvoy and Janine Hosking.
Presented by Neil Oliver.
Disc 1. Episode 1. The unknown solder -- episode 2. The landing -- episode 3. Weapons of mass destruction -- Disc 2. Episode 4. The laughing cavalier -- episode 5. Winged victory.
2 DVD-videos (263 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm
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Australian War Memorial.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
Monuments -- Australia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula.
Australia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
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