Episode 53: Gallipoli

Episode 53: Gallipoli. This episode sees the regular team reunited to examine 1981’s powerful WW1 drama, following the fortunes of two young Australian soldiers as they are pitched into the disastrous Dardanelles campaign on 1915. Starring Mark Lee and Mel Gibson in the lead roles, the movie has become something of a cult classic. Despite the main characters being fictional, we examine how close to the truth of the events and the experience of thousands of similar young men the movie manages to stay.

Mel Gibson and Mark Lee

Mark Lee interview 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDsgNj38290

Author: History by Hollywood

A podcast series examining the real events and people behind fact-based movies

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