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The Screen Guide

In 1943 Allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts began working on the construction of the Thai-Burma railway. By the time the railway was completed, more than 100,000 men would have died. On Anzac Day 44 years later, a group of ex-servicemen from Australia, the United Kingdom and Holland returned to Thailand to dedicate Hellfire Pass as a monument to those who died. The leader of the Australian contingent was Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, who had been a wartime Australian camp commander and senior surgeon. This film is their journey.

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Crew

Director
Graham Chase
Producer
Geoff Barnes
Executive Producers
Tristram Miall

Cast

Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop

Production Details

Production Completion
1988
Genre
Drama, History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited