Frank Brent

Duration: 17 minutes

Frank Brent was a NCO with the Australian Imperial Force and fought at Gallipoli. His account illustrates how ordinary men morphed into wild animals driven by revenge over fallen friends when faced with desperate surroundings and little support. He paints a vivid picture of the battles fought at Gallipoli, with its dusty ridges and cooling sea that quelled a soldier's nerves as well as cleaned his kit.

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  • Credits

    Interviewee...........................................................................Frank Brent
    Producer..............................................................................Detlef Siebert
    Executive Producer...............................................................Sandra Gorel

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