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William Kelly's War (2014)

As the Great War begins, Billy and Jack Kelly together with cousin Paddy sign on and are shipped out to serve in Europe. Billy, a known marksman is singled out to head up a highly ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Maureen Alford Maureen Alford ... Kath
Peter Berzanskis Peter Berzanskis ... Peter Burns
Marie-Therese Bjornerud ... Townswoman
John Black John Black ... Jim Kennett
Tony Bonner ... Mr. Kelly
Helen Davis Helen Davis ... Mrs. Marjorie Kelly
Josh Davis Josh Davis ... Billy Kelly
Mathew Davis Mathew Davis ... Jack
Tom Farrah Tom Farrah ... Ned Kennett
Lachlan Hume Lachlan Hume ... Paddy
George Ivanoff George Ivanoff ... Major Jones
Dave Kenyon Dave Kenyon ... Military Police Chaplain
Dean Kirkright Dean Kirkright ... Will Kennett
Andrew Knight Andrew Knight ... ANZAC Prisoner
Troy Larkin ... Cec Kennett
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As the Great War begins, Billy and Jack Kelly together with cousin Paddy sign on and are shipped out to serve in Europe. Billy, a known marksman is singled out to head up a highly successful sniper team. Journalist Keith Murdoch is attached to Billy's group for press coverage of the front line. With Murdoch's glowing reports, Billy and the boys become celebrated war heroes. As the war drags on, the defeat at Gallipoli leads to more death and carnage in France. Billy's sniper abilities and courage in hand to hand fighting astounds his fellow soldiers, he is awarded the Legion of Honour. Back home, Billy's parents confronted with lawless bushrangers who threaten their lives and livelihood and fearing they will never see their sons again begin to campaign to oppose the government conscription policy. In Europe, Billy's team are sent forward to harass the enemy prior to a major assault on the infamous and impregnable Hindenburg Line. Through an amazing feat of determination and courage ... Written by IFM / Filmways

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Australia 1914-1918. The War stole their youth. Outlaws stole their future.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Soldiers of Honour See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia

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Avalon Films See more »
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In writing letters back and forth in those early days,we wrote on the back of the pages received,or included the letter recd back to the sender....little known by the youngsters of today....but true anyway See more »

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When Billy is coming out of water after swimming in Sydney, a speed boat takes of in the distance at speeds way beyond the era. See more »

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A unique war story that ticks all the boxes
16 March 2015 | by ScollopSee all my reviews

William Kelly's War was a complete surprise. It was launched in cinemas without much fanfare. I wondered why? It had great reviews, a well known producer, a director on his second assignment and a little known cast in a story that had the audience cheering at the end of the movie. The tale of the two heroic brothers with their cousin Paddy really drew me in, I really cared for them as they are sent from battlefront to battlefront whilst their family back home are involved in another war with Bushrangers. The loving close-knit family is very cleverly set up at the front of the movie. The period settings, set design and characters are authentic, the pace perfect. This is a movie that connects with its audience, highly recommended.


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