Our darkest hour

Australia, 1991

Film
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Episode number 2 of Series “When the war came to Australia”.
The true horror of war hits Australia as the Japanese attack and bomb Darwin. Britain’s failure to defend Singapore betrays Australia’s long held belief that the Mother Country will always come to her defence. Prime Minister John Curtin begins to rally the nation and the Americans arrive. Features reminiscences from those who lived through the experience, including Russell Braddon and Dorothy Hewett.

Credits

director
co-producer

Bee Reynolds

Will Davies

production company

Look Television Productions

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1991

Appears in

When the war came to Australia

Group of items

When the war came to Australia

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38156

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

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

History → Australia - History - 1939-1945

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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