The final battle seems one-sided to the Turks, because the Australian Groups are getting killed before they reach ten-feet of the Turks trench. Archy (Lee) is in the next group to attack. Maj. Barton (Hunter) sends Frank (Gibson) to Gen. Gardener to try and stop the next wave of the attack. The General decides to stop the attack, but Maj. Barton blows the whistle for attack before Frank could deliver the message. Frank falls down screaming, as Archy runs as fast as he can towards the trench and gets shot.
Factual error: Frank, Archie and Snowy are all rural boys from New South Wales, but they all play Australian Rules football expertly. In 1915 Australian Rules was completely unknown outside of Melbourne. In a time before television or film they wouldn't even know what the ball looked like. In fact the game was only established in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide in the 1980s, and is still not terribly popular there. There is no way in the world three people from outside the state would know how to play the game, let alone with such skill.
Archy Hamilton: We don't stop them there, they could end up here.
Camel Driver: And they're welcome to it.
Trivia: Australian playwright David Williamson makes a cameo as the tall player in the opposing team in the football match held near the Pyramids in Egypt.
Join the mailing list
Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.