rats of tobruk

Charles Chauvel, 96 mins, Australia, 1944, 35mm. Source: National Film & Sound Archive. Courtesy: Curtis Brown Pty Ltd

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Rats of Tobruk
The legendary defence of Tobruk by Australian infantry forces is dramatised through the lives of three ordinary soldiers played by Chips Rafferty, Grant Taylor and Peter Finch.

Praised by returned servicemen for its treatment of the tragedy of war, The Rats of Tobruk is considered a seminal work for its recreation of recent history with unprecedented realism and its authenticity.

Screens with Eve on Leave (7 mins), a short film supporting the plight of Australian service women, and Soldiers Without Uniform (10 mins), Charles Chauvel's first WWII propaganda short.

Dates   Sat 13 Aug 2005, 2pm
Admission   All tickets $8
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