The Craig family

Shot at Gallipoli, this film by British war correspondent, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, shows scenes at Anzac, Cape Helles and Suvla Bay and contains written commentary by Australia’s official war correspondent, C. E. W. Bean, c 1915.

Silent film

This is an extract of film collection item F00069.

Questions for discussion

  1. What conditions did the Australians experience at Gallipoli? How does this film attempt to convey this?

  2. What style of language does C. E. W. Bean use to describe the various segments of this film? Does this influence the audience’s perspective? How?