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IN CINEMAS
Last flag flying

A scene from Last flag flying in which three characters are sitting and talking together in a room

In selected cinemas; or pre-order on iTunes

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, grieving former Navy Corpsman Larry ‘Doc’ Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with his old friends, ex-Marines Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne), to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused), this comedy-drama is based on the novel of the same name by Darryl Ponicsan, which itself was a follow-up to The Last Detail (filmed by Hal Ashby in 1973).

AT HOME
Monash and me: Peter Greste on Australia’s great commander

Peter Greste, the presenter of Monash and Me, wearing a hat and staring directly at the camera.

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Journalist Peter Greste sets out in this two-episode ABC TV documentary to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of the real General Sir John Monash, ‘a man who seems to have flattened into a paper-thin figure on a bank note’.

By examining Monash’s story, and his battle tactics during the Great War, Greste seeks to help us to understand who we are today, how we see ourselves as a nation, and how we memorialise and understand war.

Along the way, Greste discovers the fate of his four Great Uncles who fought under Monash, so it’s a very personal story as well.

AT HOME
Mateship

Corporal Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen carrying a wounded American soldier to safety in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War.

Premiered on Foxtel on 4 July 2018; now on Foxtel On Demand

Mateship is an Australian Government-supported documentary recounting 100 years of Australian–American military cooperation.

When Vetaffairs went to print, it was scheduled to air on 4 July 2018 – US Independence Day and also the centenary of the Battle of Hamel, the first occasion on which Australia and America fought side-by-side in the Great War. The two nation’s forces have fought together in every major conflict since.

Mateship will profile key battles and relationships during the First and Second World Wars through to Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and more recently Afghanistan; and tell individual stories such as that of Corporal Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen, who was awarded the US Silver Star for Gallantry for carrying a wounded American soldier to safety in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War.

Please note these films and programs are not available for sale through DVA.

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