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Based on the true stories of many of the Australian nurses who helped care for the wounded of Gallipoli and across Egypt during World War I are the subject of this historical mini series. Sister Olive Haynes leads a group of nurses from Australia to Egypt as World War I continues to rage around them. The nurses come from a variety of backgrounds and have different reasons for joining the Australian armed forces. As the nurses are pushed closer to the front lines the tension rises and their fears grow as the state of the wounded worsens.

ABC1
1 Season, 6 Episodes
August 10, 2014
Drama
7.9/10
Cast: Georgia Flood, Antonia Prebble, Laura Brent, Anna McGahan
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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