- The First Anzac Day (DVD)
The First Anzac Day (DVD)
On the morning of the Gallipoli landing, 10th Battalion scouts were among the first men to set foot ashore. Two of the scouts had soon made their way to their objective: Scrubby Knoll. No allied soldier would set foot on Scrubby Knoll again during the entire campaign.
Meanwhile, Australians were finding ways to raise funds, care for the wounded and honour the dead. On the 13th of October 1915, South Australia's Eight Hour Day was renamed Anzac Day. After a huge procession, the day culminated on Adelaide Oval, where two obsolete horse-drawn trams were crashed into each other and exploded in front of 20,000 people. This was the First Anzac Day.
This documentary follows the formation of the 10th Battalion, what became of the scouts, and the events of that first Anzac Day. It features interviews with descendants of the two scouts, and with war veterans and military historians, including Bill Gammage.
Exempt from classification, PAL, duration 59 minutes plus 28 minutes of extras.