Gallipoli (1981 movie)Gallipoli
) is an powerful account of the lives of young men and their families in rural Western Australia
prior to and after enlisting in the light horse
during World War I
. Directed by Peter Weir
, with a screenplay by David Williamson, it stars Mel Gibson
The climax of the movie occurs on the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli and depicts the ill-fated attack at the Nek on the morning of the August 7, 1915 by the 8th (Victorian) and 10th (Western Australian) Light Horse Regiments of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade.
See also: Battle of Gallipoli — Battle of the Nek