Anzac Girls

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (1,528)

Anzac Girls is a six-part Australian drama series that aired on ABC1 in 2014. The show takes place during World War I and follows the lives of five Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) nurses serving in Alexandria, Egypt, and on the Western Front. The main characters are Sister Alice Ross-King, played by Georgia Flood, Sister Hilda Steele, played by Antonia Prebble, Sister Elsie Cook, played by Laura Brent, Sister Olive Haynes, played by Anna McGahan, and Matron Grace Wilson, played by Caroline Craig. Each character is inspired by real-life women who served as nurses during the war.

Sister Alice Ross-King is a tough, independent nurse who becomes the first Australian woman to receive the Military Medal for her bravery in tending to wounded soldiers during a bombing raid. She becomes a mentor to the other nurses and is deeply respected by both the soldiers and her colleagues.

Sister Hilda Steele is a reserved and religious nurse who struggles with the horrors of war and the ethical dilemmas she faces as a nurse. She also has a complicated relationship with a soldier who she had known before the war.

Sister Elsie Cook is a headstrong and ambitious nurse who is eager to prove herself in a male-dominated profession. She becomes romantically involved with a doctor who is her superior, which leads to complications.

Sister Olive Haynes is the youngest of the nurses, and initially struggles with the harsh realities of war. However, she quickly develops a strong bond with the soldiers and becomes known for her caring nature.

Matron Grace Wilson is the no-nonsense head nurse who is tasked with maintaining the morale and discipline of the nurses under her command. She is a strong, intelligent woman who is fiercely protective of her nurses and the soldiers they care for.

Throughout the series, the nurses must deal with the challenges of war, including shortages of supplies and equipment, the emotional toll of caring for the wounded and dying, and the constant threat of enemy attacks. They also face personal struggles, including romantic entanglements, family conflicts, and the stress of being far from home in a dangerous and unfamiliar environment.

Anzac Girls is a moving and powerful tribute to the brave women who served as nurses during World War I. It is a compelling drama that offers a unique perspective on the war and the contributions of women to the war effort. The strong performances by the cast, particularly Georgia Flood as Sister Alice Ross-King, make it a must-watch for fans of historical dramas.

Anzac Girls is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on August 10, 2014.

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6. Courage
September 14, 2014
Alice, Hilda, and Elsie find themselves on the front lines of battle when Germans bomb the care center where they are working. With the possibility of death hanging over them, they must persevere through the seemingly endless war.
5. Mateship
September 7, 2014
While Alice struggles with the thought that Harry may have been killed, Hilda learns of her aptitude for anesthetics, Olive is confronted with a proposal, and Elsie returns to aid the war effort as part of the Croix Rouge.
4. Love
August 31, 2014
When they are moved to a British hospital in France, the Anzac girls are confronted with some snobbish British nurses, leading them to reflect on their own national identity in the war.
3. Endurance
August 24, 2014
Alice and Elsie face the painful reality of love during wartime when Elsie must choose between caring for her husband and her role in the AANS.
2. Duty
August 17, 2014
On the Greek island of Lemnos, Olive and Grace must care for troops injured by the botched August Offensive. In Egypt, Elsie must fight to stay at the hospital in order to save the life of her mortally wounded husband, Syd.
1. Adventure
August 10, 2014
Just after the start of World War I, the Anzac girls arrive in Egypt and discover that war is actually not the "splendid adventure" they believed it would be.
Where to Watch Anzac Girls
Anzac Girls is available for streaming on the ABC1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Anzac Girls on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    August 10, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (1,528)