Allies

Australia, 1984

Film
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A frank look at the relations between Australia and the United States since 1945 and the cost of that friendship. It is the story, told by men with first-hand involvement, of the cold war in Australia and the setting up of ASIO; it is the story of Sir Robert Menzies’ ambitions to follow the U.S. into Vietnam in order to demonstrate loyalty to the alliance.

Credits

director

Marian Wilkinson

producer

Sylvie Le Clezio

production company

Cinema Enterprises

Language

English

Duration

01:40:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34202

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Motion pictures and the war

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Foreign relations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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