The Great War Interviews: 1. Frank Brent


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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.


Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 10 Mar 2014

Duration: 17 mins


Collection: The Great War Interviews (13 episodes)

A collection of interviews with World War One veterans and civilians filmed in the 1960s for the landmark BBC series The Great War.



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