A four-part ABC television series about five Australians and the impact of the Great War on their lives and those of the people around them, The War That Changed Us, has been launched at Parliament House in Canberra.
The team behind this documentary production joined parliamentarians, representatives of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, historians and Australian War Memorial staff for a preview and cocktail reception.
The grandmother of the Member for Lalor, Joanne Ryan appears in the documentary and media adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Kate Barwick revealed she is the granddaughter of another.
Director, Don Featherstone, whose credentials include Kokoda, worked with historian, author and Stella Prize Winner, Dr Clare Wright - to write the script.
He interviewed 10 historians, filmed on the Western Front and Gallipoli while Director of Dramatic Reconstructions, James Bogle filmed re-enactments.
It will all come together for a late 2014 screening as part of the major contribution of the ABC to their World War 1 programming.
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