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Titles tagged with ‘war veterans’

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Australasian Gazette – Returned Anzacs newsreel – c1917

This newsreel likely dates from the latter half of the First World War and shows returned Anzac soldiers marching through Melbourne as part of the ‘Fill-the-Gap’ recruitment drive.

The Digger Carries On: Repatriation Illustrated documentary – 1919

This 1919 film reassured Australians that returned servicemen were being looked after, in part through retraining.

A Street to Die feature film – 1985

A Vietnam veteran and his wife fight for legal recognition of the damage done to him by the defoliant Agent Orange.

Super 8 Soldiers documentary – 1991

A group of Australian conscripts took 8mm cameras with them to Vietnam. Super 8 Soldiers intercuts their footage with interviews with the men and their families in the early 1990s.

Convictions documentary – 1994

Convictions honours those Australians who fought in The Korean War, a war that is all but forgotten in this country.

Australians at War – The Thin Khaki Line television program – 2002

When the Japanese struck at Pearl Harbour, a ragtag group of conscripts known as ‘koalas’ were deployed overseas.

Compass – Changi Days, POW Poets television program – 2003

Jim Connor was a POW who survived the Second World War but wondered whether he could survive the peace.

Oyster Farmer feature film – 2004

Writer-director Anna Reeves spent four years immersed in the culture of the beautiful Hawkesbury River area before making this drama.