Did you know that in 1916 during The Great War the Australian Army recruited heaps of ordinary blokes that were miners & engineers, gave them only 2 weeks of training before sending them to the Belgium Front to dig mines under German lines to plant a crap load of explosives under the Germans to blow them away???
Neither did I !
My history classes at school went on & on about Gallipoli but I never heard about this.
I LOVE movies about Australia's history particulary about our diggers and this movie is another corker. Sure it gets a bit corny & soppy in the lovey dovey flashback scenes but the story of what these blokes went through and the scenes of war in the trenches is amazing & horrific.
According to Wikipedia it was filmed in and around Townsville.
I found myself muttering "Holy Shit" AND "Bloody Hell" alot and the claustrophobic scenes in the tunnells really do bring it home just how awful a job it was.
Just another example of how incredible our Australian Soliers are.
The acting is top rate.
GREAT AUSTRALIN WAR FILM THAT SHOULD BE SHOWN IN SCHOOLS ALONG WITH FILMS LIKE GALLIPOLI.