The extraordinary story of a Greek island in the Aegean and its pivotal role in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915.
With rare visual archive and compelling personal accounts, this unique documentary explores a little known setting during Australia’s first war that was crucial in the shaping of our modern identity with themes that reach through the decades and stir the national interest. These include:
* The critical role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli Campaign
* Women in Conflict Contexts (in National School Curriculum)
* Pioneering medicine in war zones
* The foundation of Greek-Australian relations
Few people are aware that Lemnos served as the base for the Allied campaign against the Ottoman Empire. The island became the M*A*S*H for the Gallipoli campaign where medical procedures were pioneered in make-shift conditions under challenging environmental extremes.