Seventeen-‐year-‐old Thomas ‘Tolly’Johnson lies about his age to enlist with his brother Bevan in the Great War and finds himself at Gallipoli, caught up in the chaos and the key battles that shaped the Anzac legend.
S01:E01 - The First Day
As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, seventeen-year-old Thomas "Tolly" Johnson lands with the ANZAC troops at Gallipoli and finds himself in a chaotic, brutal battle for the Turkish heights.
S01:E02 - My Friend, the Enemy
After a month of heavy fighting, the Anzac and Turkish soldiers meet in No Man's Land during a cease fire to bury their dead. Tolly risks his life by charging a machine gun nest to protect his brother.
S01:E03 - A Man Alone
Tolly is promoted ahead of his older brother, but disaster strikes when their platoon launches a surprise midnight attack.
S01:E04 - The Deeper Scar
Tolly recovers from his injuries in Cairo, and reluctantly returns to the front line at Gallipoli.
S01:E05 - The Breakout
In August 1915, General Hamilton devises a massive attack across the Gallipoli Peninsula to break the stalemate. Tolly and his mates defy the odds to win the Battle of Lone Pine, while the Light Horseman are decimated at The Nek.
S01:E06 - If Only
Australian journalist Keith Murdoch visits the British PM with a secret letter that will change the course of the war. Tolly is commended for his bravery at Lone Pine, while Dave refuses to get help for chronic illness.
S01:E07 - The Earth Abides
British commanders quickly withdraw troops before the arrival of the Germans moving towards the front line. As tens of thousands army troops evacuate from Gallipoli, Tolly stays behind, guarding the emptying trenches.