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    Gallipoli First Scene

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    The first scene of Gallipoli the film begins with a teenage boy timing his sprint speed on a dirt and gravel track in Australia around 8 months after the start of WWI, the boy would become known as Archie. Archie wants to enlist for the army and since he can ride, he hopes to enter the Light Horse although he is underage for the military entirely. One day when Archie gets into a heated discrepancy with a man by the name of Les McCann a race is organized between the two, with McCann on horseback and Archie on foot with no shoes. Archie ultimately ends up winning but not without major damage to his feet having ran the entire way barefoot this just days before a festival race. Archie lives with his Uncle Jack who is also his trainer, one night…

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    Gallipoli Campaign

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    “… each night is a nightmare, the patients’ faces all look so pale with the flickering ship’s lights.” Sister Ella Tucker, Australian Army Nursing Service, Hospital Ship Gascon, off Gallipoli S ister Tucker’s account offers a different perspective to the more familiar image of the brave ‘natural soldiers’ who landed on a Gallipoli beach as volunteers of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) proudly fighting under their own flag for the very first time. With the landing of the Australian troops on…

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    Gallipoli Film Analysis

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    The very best films, indubitably, are those which entice our intellectual capacities, enrich our understanding as to the inexplicable depths of the human condition, and broaden our comprehension of the ideas which underpin society. The 1981 film, Gallipoli, is a stunning example of such a possibility with its authentic and compelling portrayal of warfare and propaganda. Through the employment of a myriad of visual and verbal techniques, Peter Weir (the director) is able to develop the film’s key…

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    I feel the ground shift and taste the dry dirt in the breeze as I step forward. I’m one step closer to being one of the first soldiers sent to fight at Gallipoli or one step closer to being rejected and sent back home to be called an unfit pathetic coward by society. I lean out of line to see how many more men are ahead of me, just a few more. I can’t stop imagining how exciting it would be to fight for the Australian and the British Empire; to win the war and to come back home as a glorious…

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    grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.’ ANZAC is a term which can define our nation. It is a legend which every Australian holds dear and one that will be passed down through generations forevermore. It is on this solemn day, the 25th of April, our country gathers, as one, to commemorate the audacious actions of those noble men and women, who, over a century ago,…

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    Good morning. It is a great privilege to stand here and speak today, to remember and commemorate the experiences of Gallipoli and the heroic sacrifices that have been made. It was 4:30am on the 25th of April 1915, this very day, that I landed on the shores of Gallipoli along with 16,000 young men. I had been recruited shortly after arriving to Western Australia in 1911 from England and joined the 16th Battalion, becoming involved on that fateful day. Our troops were unsuccessful in an ambush…

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    Gallipoli – Why was it so important to Australians? Gallipoli was one of the longest military campaigns during World War 1, taking place between 25th April 1915 – 9th January 1916. It was also one of the bloodiest for the Allied forces, being nearly 500,000 casualties and losses during the battle for both sides. It was a incredibly important battle, despite the loss on the side of the allies. To explain why it was so important, some backstory is required for the battle. Due to the change of…

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    Many young Australian men saw enlisting in the defence force and being shipped to Gallipoli as an adventure, not realising the significant impact it would have on their lives. They didn’t realise the dangers they would face or that they may never return home. In Gallipoli, Peter Weir tells the story of two young Australian men, Archie Hamilton and Frank Dunne and the conflict, hardships and mateship they endured. The young Australians were excited to experience something new. Although it was a…

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    In the year 1981 Peter Weir created a movie named Gallipoli, which was based around the major invasion of Gallipoli involving Australia in world war one. The two main characters Archy Hamilton (Mark Lee) and Frank Dunne (Mel Gibson) have an unbreakable mateship, which remains strong even through times of pain and doubt they were still best mates. Mateship is shown everywhere through you the movie but it firsts starts at the ‘Kimberly Gift’ where these two men first met each other. After the…

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    Key events in the gallipoli campaign The landing on 25th april 1915 on dawn April 25th 1915 the first anzac soldier arrived at Anzac cove in galliopoli penusla in turkey (also known as Çanakkale). There were approxiametley 60,000 Australian soldiers and 18,000 new zealand soldiers who were under the command of sir Ian Hamilton. At 4:30 under Hamiltons command the royal navy started firing. Some of the battilion were under heavy fire and so the battle of gallopoli began. During the…

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