Archaeologist Neil Oliver discovers the extraordinary story of a Greek island in the Aegean and its pivotal role in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915.
His exploration of the wartime history of Lemnos reveals his own surprising and deeply moving connection to this island.
This blue-chip documentary explores themes that are in the national interest. These include:
* The critical role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli Campaign
* The foundation of Australian-Greek relations
* Women in Conflict Contexts (now in the National School Curriculum)
* Pioneering medicine in war-zones
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 peninsula where medical procedures were pioneered in make-shift conditions under challenging environmental extremes.