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Private Battles, Fading tales TV documentary      

This is a documentary I made in 2002 for Channel 7 which was broadcast on ANZAC Day. The program looks at the deeds and exploits of a unique group of Australians seen through the eyes of an 18 year old, Amanda McDonald.

Every ANZAC Day more young Australians attend the ceremonies and march in locations all around Australia, and this program aims to help these young people make some sense of what these people have sacrificed for them.

Although the program only runs 22 minutes (it was a half-hour broadcast) there is a lot of emotion packed into it.

We look at 5 WW2 veterans, including Ted Kenna, our only living Victoria Cross winner, a Vietnam veteran and a former soldier who served in the recent Timor crisis.