When We Go To War is a historical saga, that tells the story of six young men and women, who, in 1914 on the eve of World War I, are full of plans and dreams for the future. Raised in the early years of a brave new century, they are a generation feeling that almost anything is possible. But their lives are changed forever as New Zealand enters the Great War.
Beginning a few weeks before the outbreak of war in August 1914, this epic mini-series follows the landing at Gallipoli in April 1915, the disastrous assault on Chunik Bair and eventual evacuation of Gallipoli in December 1915-through the eyes of New Zealand soldiers, officers, medical staff and family back home!
New Zealand has one of the highest living standards in the world, is part of the mighty British Empire –but few could foresee the horrors soon to come!
This special Anzac Day Blu-ray edition includes a bonus DVD disc featuring the new documentary “Gallipoli 1915” which tells the story of the nine month campaign to capture the Gallipoli peninsula from the Ottoman empire in 1915, in which the British, Australian, New Zealand, Indian and French forces failed to defeat the predominantly Turkish defending army.
When We Go to War is available now on Blu-ray.