Nov 23, 2015

Gallipoli (1981) [BRRip 720p]

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Format : Matroska at 1 139 Kbps
Length : 903 MiB for 1h 50mn 53s 98ms
Video : AVC
Aspect : 1280 x 544 (2.353) at 24.000 fps
Audio : AAC
Infos : 2 channels, 48.0 KHz


1 comment:

  1. Some scholars probably still remember the monstrous defeat, which suffered the allied troops in the midst of the First World War, when the Allies, biting into the Gallipoli's Peninsula, made few attempts to seize the Dardanelles. Operation plan was presented by Vice-Admiral Carden to First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill, the plan has been approved by senior commandment, and the Britain-French squadron was sent to the Dardanelles. Therefore, after the complete failure of marine campaign the Allies had to start a ground operation. Numerous landing, sent on the Gallipoli peninsula, was composed of British, French, Indians, Australians and New Zealanders. Fierce fighting continued until the end of summer. In late August, it was clear that the land battle was successfully lost, too. The last Allied troops left the peninsula in the beginning of 1916. Rough amount of the Allied losses in killed (wounded): Britain - 21 255 (52 230); France - 10 000 (17 000); Australia - 7594 (20 000); New Zealand - 2701 (4546); India - 1358 (3421).
    It is good that Australians revere their fallen soldiers, but maybe someone noticed that the movie did not mean only that? It seems like the filmmakers just tried to show how the various governments act with unnecessary (unwanted) population. Well, do we really see any coherent strategy or any meaningful tactic, don't we? Nope! We can easily see how thousands of troops were brutally slashed due to the odd political mistakes & odd government misdeeds & odd offstage ministerial games & odd military miscalculations & et cetera. Quite odd conceit of commanders with dull stubbornness shamelessly sentencing just mobilized young people to sure death by attacking the enemy's trenches regardless of the number of enormously rising losses.
    That's the War and that's an ugly Truth about it. Peter Weir is rather genius !