This week on 60 Minutes, Liz Hayes discovers the long-lost stories of four incredible ANZACs in a special television event
It has been a century since our diggers landed on that godforsaken shore in Turkey and after all those years, memories, books and films, you might think we know everything there is to know about Gallipoli. Well, we don’t – far from it.
Across Australia, in dusty forgotten boxes, hidden gems are finding the light of day – long-lost stories of unsung heroes and family secrets.
This Sunday on 60 Minutes, the untold stories that will change the lives of four Australian families:
· The boy soldier, Jack Harris – our youngest soldier to fight and die at Gallipoli.
· The kindergarten mates who stumbled across each other on the battlefield, one saving the other’s life. Their story was secret until a life changing meeting by their descendants nearly 100 years later.
· The secret diaries of an Australian nurse, and how their chance discovery leads her grandson to meet his family for the first time a century on.
· The Aussie surgeon who incredibly fought for both the Turks – and the Australians.
These are the unknown stories of Australian sacrifice, service and mateship – the amazing lost stories of ANZAC.
Reporter: Liz Hayes Producer: Howard Sacre
Sunday 8:10 pm on Nine.