Vivian Bullwinkel

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
Vivian Bullwinkle was a volunteer nurse during the Second World War. While being evacuated from Singapore the ship on which she was travelling sank. The small group of survivors washed ashore surrendered to the Japanese occupying Banka Island. In a horrific turn of events Japanese troops bayoneted the surviving soldiers and ordered the nurses back into the water. Bullwinkle was shot but miraculously survived. Bleeding and in a state she drifted ashore and hid in the jungle. Discovering a badly wounded British soldier she realised the only chance of survival was to again surrender to the Japanese soldiers.

Credits

co-producer

Ron Saunders

Pamela Vanneck

director
Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Willesee's Australians

Group of items

Willesee's Australians

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300857

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Bullwinkel, Vivian

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Nursing

History → Australia - History

People → Bullwinkel, Vivian

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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