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Field Punishment No. 1

Television (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2014

When I was only semen in a gland
 / Or less than that, my father hung
 / From a torture post at Mud Farm
 / Because he would not kill.
– The poet James K Baxter, writing about his father's experience
A dramatic and brutal story of war but acts of cruelty from some officers were more than matched by acts of compassion from the common soldiers, as digger and pacifist alike confronted the futility of war. How the conchies dealt with the cruelty meted out to them is even more extraordinary.
– From the Lippy Pictures' website for the telefeature
I'll say , 'son, I did everything I could do to stop it'.
– Archibald (Fraser Brown), when asked what he'll say to his son when he asks what his Dad did in the war
What kind of a man doesn't fight back?
– Sergeant Bolton (Colin Moy)