The central section devoted to training in Egypt sags badly through its crass buddy antics and its crude caricatures of wogs and pommies.
In the "middle" of the film theyre shwoing the camaraderie and irreverent attitudes of the Australian soldiers, which is and continues to be one of the distinguishing traits of the Australian soldier, or the "digger" as they often refer to them too.Theyre also showing the juxtaposition of the more laid back Anzac (australian/New Zealand Army Corps) in comparison to the more disciplined and formal attitude of the British soldiers. Again, another noted quirk in the British Emperial Forces during the war. The stories are endless of laid back australian attitudes, their camaraderie and the sharp contrast of ANZAC and British mentalities and attitudes.Someone with even a basic background knowledge of the ANZAC would know that. It dosent hurt to have knowledge of the background of the film in addition to cinema/basic writing as well.
Dec 10 - 08:17 AM
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Dec 10 - 08:20 AM
The film has its merits, but it is essentially an anti-British propaganda film. Many British soldiers died at the Gallipoli campaign as well as the Anzacs, and had it not been for its poorly belated execution, then it would have been a success and would have likely ended the war sooner.
Aug 16 - 11:02 AM