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The Screen Guide

THANKS GIRLS AND GOODBYE is a documentary about the Australian Women's Land Army. In 1942, during World War II, women were called on to relieve the labour shortages on farms, replacing the increasing number of men going to the front. For three years 7,000 women tilled, sowed and harvested their expectations to feed a nation at war. When the war ended in 1945 and the men returned to their jobs, the Land Army 'girls' had no option but to return to their homes. But for many of them, the experience of working in the Land Army had changed their expectations of what women were able to do. Unlike those in the three official women's armed services, the work of the volunteers for the Women's Land Army was not recognised by the RSL nor in the historical records. They were the 'forgotten army'. Through interviews with former Land Army members, combined with home movies, photographs, original Land Army songs and archival newsreels, the film represents an engaging account of women work against the backdrop of World War.

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Crew

Director
Sue Hardisty  Sue Maslin
Writers
Sue Hardisty  Sue Maslin
Producer
Sue Hardisty  Sue Maslin
Composer
Clare Hansson
Editor
Sarah Gibson

Production Details

Production Completion
1988
Genre
Drama, History and national identity

Sales

International Sales
Ronin Films

Selected Awards & Festivals