Other people's wars

United Kingdom, 1988

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Episode of Series “The Last dream: a special report by John Pilger”.
The final episode of a three part series which explores aspects of Australia’s history. This part shows how Australians fight mostly against people with whom they have no quarrel and who offer them no threat of invasion. From the Boxer Rebellion in China to the Boer War in Africa, to the disaster in Vietnam, Australians have paid a unique blood sacrifice to appease a great protector.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Alan Lowry



Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates

Appears in

The Last dream: a special report by John Pilger

Group of items

The Last dream: a special report by John Pilger


Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/79289--other-peoples-wars/ |title=Other people's wars |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=20 July 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}