The film Gallipoli takes place during World War I's Gallipoli campaign in 1915. The two main characters in the film are Archy and Frank. Archy and Frank are from Western Australia and they both enlist to fight in Gallipoli. Before the war both Archy and Franks goal was to be the fastest runner in Australia and compete against the world. They both meet in a running race in WA when they compete in the same race. Before competing in the race and meeting Archy, Franks friends decide do join up for the war but Frank wasn’t keen on the idea and leaves them. However Archy shows great interest in joining up for the war because he thinks it would be an adventure! Neither of them quite understand what the war is about and Frank says to Archy “it’s not our war to fight” knowing that it was a British war not ours. To get into the war they both travel to Perth to join the light horse but Frank doesn’t get it and joins the ordinary military with his old mates. At the end of the film I feel sorry for Archy because he was so innocent and his uncle who helped him so much in his life is now without him. Frank at the end of the film was devastated by giving the message in time but didn’t have any family to go home to. Frank would remember Archy as a hero and someone to look up to. Part 2
The Australian soldiers mainly used rifles. The rifles had a knife that was attached to the end to act as a bayonet, the main part of the rifle was made out of wood and steel. This is compared to the Turkish who had multiple machine guns mounted at the top of the hill and mortars constantly attacking. Everyone has the same standard supply of rations, brown biscuit porridge and fried bully beef (for breakfast). Some have bought different foods from Egypt such as bacon. A whistle was also used to signal the start of a wave, for soldiers to charge at the enemy trenches. Most people travelled on foot, as there were no roads for cars. Horses were sometimes used, only for those who...
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