Flowers of Rethymnon

Australia, 1986

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “Warriors”.
A drama-documentary based on the memoirs of Lewis Lind. Lew Lind was a member of the Australian 2/11 Battalion, 3 Company, who defended Rethymnon in Crete against the German invasion in 1941. Following the German occupation of Crete, Lind was imprisoned in a POW camp from which he escaped with three other soldiers. This film uses interviews with Lind during his return to Crete in the 80s and re-enactments of the wartime experiences of Lind and fellow soldier, Dick Plant, who were sheltered by the Cretans from the Nazis. A notable feature of the program is the archival German newsreel footage on the invasion of Crete.

Credits

co-producers/directors

John Tatoulis

Colin South

production company

Media World

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37504

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Soldiers - Australia

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

History → History

People → Lind, Lewis

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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