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Sir Tony Robinson travels far and wide throughout Australia and New Zealand to uncover wonderful stories of war and war service in this 10 part series.Sir Tony visits Launceston, Ballarat, Bathurst, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Darwin, Fremantle, Hahndorf, and Dunedin and Auckland in New Zealand. He tells stories about extraordinary bravery in WW1 and WW2, but also gentle and sometimes quirky yarns about the Homeland effort.
What do over-‐worked sewing machines, dodgy scissors, a Bull and Vegemite have in common? Ballarat's military history, of course!
Take a stroll with Tony down the Avenue of Honour and hear stories of locals whose community spirit is as strong now as it was during the World Wars. A wedding dress worn by seven brides and an invading army welcomed with open arms prove Ballarat really does have a heart of gold.
Picturesque Dunedin is the next visit on Tony's Tour of Duty. With a fascinating war history, this charming city retells stories of WW1 that were at times often quite scandalous!
Tony ventures to the famous Otago University to learn about the surgeon whose war effort created a radical breakthrough for his patients and has a chat with the cheeky nieces of a soldier who was armed in war with a paintbrush, not a gun.
Tony's Tour of Duty heads to Darwin in the Northern Territory in Episode 9.
Tony learns that the last hundred years of Darwin's war service is much more than the 1942 bombing as he discovers the untold stories; a fighting force whose weapons weren't tanks and guns but spears and knowledge of the land, and recollections of a 14 year‐old girl who became a refugee in her country.
The last stop on Tony's Tour of Duty is the Western Front…the Australian city of Fremantle.
Tony meets the grandson of an unlikely celebrity, the word ‘Anzac' takes on a number of fascinating meanings, and Tony shares a beer with the son of an Australian war bride and American GI, whose extraordinary love story spans six decades and seven seas.
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