Thanks girls and goodbye - 70th anniversary edition DVD
The Australian Women's Land Army during the Second World War
"I often think it was the best part of our lives - we were enjoying just feeling so much alive and yet so many people dying. A bit of a paradox, isn't it?" (Gloria Gear, former "land girl".)
The Australian Women's Land Army was established in 1942 to help fill the shortage of labour on farms. Thanks girls and goodbye is a fascinating documentary about the "land girls" - women who worked on farms in Australia during the Second World War. The film looks beyond women and work to broader questions about war, and relationships between people in wartime.
Researched, written, produced and directed by Sue Maslin and Sue Hardisty, author of the original book Thanks Girls and Goodbye.
PAL DVD, Rated G, duration 51 minutes.