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03 September 2014

ANZAC Girls {Giveaway CLOSED}

I sat down last night with some hand sewing, snacks and the firs disc of ANZAC Girls. I shared an image and comment on Instagram and it seems a lot of people have been watching and absolutely captivated by this fantastic Australian series. ANZAC Girls has been airing Sunday at 8:30pm on ABC TV.

Source : http://kingoftheflatscreen.com/anzac-girls-abc1-watch-the-premiere-episode/

As the show begins, the viewer is warned that “Certain characters, events and timelines have been created or changed for dramatic effect.” We often hear about the bravery of the soldiers of WW1, but these amazing women have largely been forgotten. ANZAC Girls may not be historically or geographically accurate, but it’s compelling viewing. It reminds us that a great many women were a big part of the war effort. For more information about Australian and New Zealand nurses, involved in WW1, visit this link to the Australian War Memorial.

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Based on real events and real people ANZAC Girls follows 5 extraordinary young women who serving as nurses in the First World War. Through shocking hardship Alice (Georgia Flood), Elsie (Laura Brent), Olive (Anna McGahan), Hilda (Antonia Prebble) and Grace (Caroline Craig) form lasting bonds of love and friendship as they experienced success, love and heartbreak.
Beginning in the pre-Gallipoli days in Egypt, right through to the long hard years of the war in Europe and the Western Front, ANZAC Girls is personal, intimate and raw. Their world may be dominated by war, but they are bright, beautiful young women in the prime of their lives. They have come to do their bit and serve their country, but they’re also seeking adventure and love.
Based on the book, The Other ANZACS by Peter Rees and drawing on the diaries, letters, photographs and historical achievements, ANZAC Girls honours the centenary of World War 1 with the unique and rarely told history of over 3500 nurses who served amidst bombing raids, poison gas and terrible disease – saving lives and transforming the spirits of the soldiers. Like their brothers, fathers, lover and husbands, these ANZAC Girls are our heroes.
DVD Released: 17 September 2014  -  SRP: $39.95  -  Rating: M
iTunes Episodes: $2.99 SD / $3.49 HD  –  iTunes Season Pass $16.99 SD / $19.99 HD

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With thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, Samelia’s Mum has two copies of ANZAC Girls on DVD to give away. For your chance to win, leave a comment below telling me:

If you were able to, what would you ask one of the real ANZAC Girls?

Terms and Conditions: This is a game of skill. Giveaway is open to Australian Residents ONLY. Giveaway will close on Monday 15 September 2014 at 12:00 AEST. The prize will be sent by the promoter/s. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email. The winner has 7 days to claim the prize. If it is not claimed within this time period, it will be forfeited.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - Winner: Kylie P; Karlene75

27 comments:

  1. what was you feeling when you found out the war was over and you were heading home?

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  2. I've always been in awe of women (nurses especially as I was a registered nurse) that went to war . I'd ask them did they ever fall in love with a patient or get woo'ed by one.

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  3. How did you handle being with all the wounded men,and where could you go to cry?(That nobody would see or hear you)

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  4. How was it when it came to your personal hygiene and no proper facilities to wash in or change

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  5. How did you keep your mouth shut when dealing with British hierarchy and prejudice.

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  6. I love this series. I can't wait to share it with my sister in Law when she is back in Australia, she is a nurse working overseas at the moment.
    If I could ask the ANZAC nurses one question I would love to ask them about the bonds they formed as women in those terrible situations and did those relationships last after the war was over?

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  7. Women are wonderful at helping each other through tough times but did friendships stand the test of time?

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  8. Do you become immune or have more empathy for people in general?.. I often listened to my sister(nurse) tell "stories", Id be in bits..and she was So "matter effect" ,,But she has a heart of gold.

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  9. I would ask them how they coped with the desperate feeling of hopelessness and sickness that they were surrounded with every day during the war? How did they mentally stay on top of the situation without letting their feelings bring them down.
    This sounds like an amazing series that I would love; I wasn't aware of it until now, so thank you for bringing it to my attention, and fingers are crossed for the win!

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  10. Was there one patient that you always remembered - why?

    I saw ads for this series but so far haven't seen it - must look it up online...

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  11. My nan met my pop in WW2 (she was a nurse) and I was keen to watch this series. I wish I could ask her if much had changed between the show and her day. They never talked much about the war but would love to have been able to talk to her about it. I have bought the book and would love the DVD too!

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  12. Nursing was my career choice & my life for quite a while till injury changed it .I still remember many interesting & sad occasions.I would ask these courageous nurses that after all the horrific things that they encountered does one person or story stand out? also did they keep nursing ?
    "But once a a nurse always a nurse" is something I remember be told in my early career days

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  13. I'm loving this series. Being the wife of a defence member, I am captivated by this series. What a fantastic job these women did for man and country. My husbands Great Grandfather fell in love and married a war nurse and bought her back to Australia after the war. My question would be : why were married women not allowed to be war nurses?

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  14. I've been enjoying this show and was very annoyed when on Monday I realised I'd missed it. I would just love to listen to their stories.

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  15. I would ask if it was hard to adjust to normal life back in Australia, did they miss the battlefields and that special camaraderie?

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  16. Did it break your heart that you could not spend more time with every boy especially the ones who reminded you of your Dad, Brother or Boyfriend?

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  17. How do you ever get back to a "normal" life after all you've seen. We salute you still.

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  18. How did you overcome the fear? The fear of feeling inadequate considering the daunting task, of the war itself, of being so far from home and all that is familiar.

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  19. I've loved watching this but have missed a couple of episodes. Really makes it come to life. I'd ask, how did you cope without the home comforts. What did you miss most and what did you first do when you got home. so many heroes,including the women!

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  20. I think just "how did you cope and how did you ever bring yourself to get back to normality? I have no idea.

    Kim
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  21. When your returned home did you feel less useful in an everyday life.

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  22. I would ask what kept these ladies going every day, what kept them doing their job everyday? Thank you for this great giveaway! Have a super great day!

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  23. What do you imagine will be the most amazing technological advance in the next 100 years?

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  24. If you could give one piece of advice to young women based on everything you have learnt during the war, what would it be and why?

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  25. Just thought of another question - Hope thats's OK.
    "Has the series Anzac Girl's" depicted yourselves, the time and the peculiarities correctly or would you have like it to be more/less accurate?"

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