History Film / Gallipoli

7th Mar '18 1:07:51 AM ivfl
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*** Thus, the British were not drinking tea on the beach whilst the Australians died for them - in fact, the British sent two companies of Royal Welsh Fusiliers (whom they could ill-afford to lose) to help when they heard the attack had stalled. These Welshmen suffered very heavy losses trying to support the Aussie attack. During the whole campaign, the British 29th Division ("the Incomparables") suffered 34,000 dead, the highest of any single unit at Gallipoli, and earned 12 Victoria Crosses. Although this was the belief in Australia at the time.

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*** Thus, the British were not drinking tea on the beach whilst the Australians died for them - in fact, the British sent two companies of Royal Welsh Fusiliers (whom they could ill-afford to lose) to help when they heard the attack had stalled. These Welshmen suffered very heavy losses trying to support the Aussie attack. During the whole campaign, the British 29th Division ("the Incomparables") suffered 34,000 dead, casualties(dead,wounded,missing), the highest of any single unit at Gallipoli, and earned 12 Victoria Crosses. Although this was the belief in Australia at the time.
30th Nov '17 7:25:45 AM Tharkun140
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* SenselessSacrifice: The movie portrays war as a one, huge example of this trope.
18th Sep '17 6:07:30 AM Morgenthaler
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''Gallipoli'' is a 1981 Australian film directed by Peter Weir, set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and focuses on the failure that was the [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery Gallipoli landings.]] Well, there's a bit more to it than that. The film completely avoids glorifying war by showing how boring it can be - from slow moving training, to months at sea, to the endless waiting before battle.

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''Gallipoli'' is a 1981 Australian film directed by Peter Weir, Creator/PeterWeir, set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and focuses on the failure that was the [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery Gallipoli landings.]] Well, there's a bit more to it than that. The film completely avoids glorifying war by showing how boring it can be - from slow moving training, to months at sea, to the endless waiting before battle.
4th Aug '17 9:43:03 AM AnotherGuy
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* ArcWords/ FamousLastWords / IronicEcho / MeaningfulEcho / CallBack / BookEnds:
-->'''Archy:''' What are your legs? Springs, steel springs. What are they gonna do? They're going to hurl me down the track. How fast can you run? As fast as a leopard. How fast are you gonna run? As fast as a leopard. Then let's see you do it!



* BigNo: Frank, realizing he's too late to stop Archy.



* FamousLastWords / IronicEcho / MeaningfulEcho / CallBack / BookEnds:
-->'''Archy:''' What are your legs? Springs, steel springs. What are they gonna do? They're going to hurl me down the track. How fast can you run? As fast as a leopard. How fast are you gonna run? As fast as a leopard. Then let's see you do it!
24th Apr '17 7:28:06 AM PaddyMurphy
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*** The attack on the Nek was a diversion for the Kiwi landing at Sair Bair, not the British landing at Sulva.

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*** The attack on the Nek was a diversion for the Kiwi landing at Sair Bair, not the British landing at Sulva.Suvla.
14th Mar '17 10:03:54 AM morenohijazo
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* FreezeFrameEnding: Perhaps the most famous and powerful freeze frame since ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfAntoineDoinel The 400 Blows]]''.

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* FreezeFrameEnding: Perhaps the most famous and powerful freeze frame since ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfAntoineDoinel The 400 Blows]]''. Famously ended on Archie's senseless death.
10th Oct '16 11:14:15 AM AnotherGuy
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* FreezeFrame: Perhaps the most famous and powerful freeze frame since ''Film/The400Blows''.

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* FreezeFrame: FreezeFrameEnding: Perhaps the most famous and powerful freeze frame since ''Film/The400Blows''.''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfAntoineDoinel The 400 Blows]]''.
10th Oct '16 11:12:53 AM AnotherGuy
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* FreezeFrame: Perhaps the most famous and powerful freeze frame since ''Film/The400Blows''.


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* SpoilerCover: Some posters and home releases featured the final freeze frame as its cover art.
5th Sep '16 7:39:24 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* DoomedByCanon: For Australians. American audiences were reportedly surprised Archy didn't survive.
* DownerEnding: Frank howls in anguish after realizing he's too late. The film ends on a freeze frame of Archy being cut down by machine gun fire.

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* DoomedByCanon: For Australians. American audiences were reportedly surprised [[spoiler: Archy didn't survive.
survive]].
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Frank howls in anguish after realizing he's too late. The film ends on a freeze frame of Archy being cut down by machine gun fire.fire]].
4th Jun '16 3:08:52 AM 900019
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* FamousLastWords / IronicEcho / CallBack / BookEnds:

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* FamousLastWords / IronicEcho / MeaningfulEcho / CallBack / BookEnds:



* MeaningfulEcho: "What are your legs? Springs. Steel springs. What are they going to do? Hurl me down the track. How fast can you run? As fast as a leopard. How fast are you going to run? As fast as a leopard. Then let's see you do it!"
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