What if soldiers on the front line of one of New Zealand's most iconic military campaigns could tell their story direct to viewers back home? War News presents century-old history in the style of a 21st century news bulletin, complete with live crosses to the scene for "in the field" reporting. In this excerpt from episode one of a five part series, news anchor Ray Harkness (Mark Mitchinson, from telefeature Siege and web series High Road) recaps WWl's origins, and talks "live" to reporters (played by Jason Whyte and Richard Dey) as the last wave of Kiwi forces prepare to evacuate Gallipoli after months of losses.
I won't miss the flies, or the lice, or the rats...or good blokes getting killed.– Corporal Bill Butler (Richard Chapman) on evacuating Gallipoli
Made with the support of NZ On Air's Platinum Fund