The Forgotten General (2013)



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Credited cast:
Peter Daube Peter Daube ... Gen. Alexander Godley
Elisabeth Easther Elisabeth Easther ... Gertrude Russell
Michael Easther Michael Easther ... Old Gen. Andrew Russell
Geoff Houtman Geoff Houtman ... Maj. Bob Wilson
Dick Kerridge Dick Kerridge ... Himself
Terry Kinloch Terry Kinloch ... Himself (as Lt. Col. [Ret.] Terry Kinloch)
Tom Lowry Tom Lowry ... Himself
Andrew Macdonald Andrew Macdonald ... Himself (as Dr. Andrew Macdonald)
Ian McGibbon Ian McGibbon ... Himself
Colin Moy ... Gen. Andrew Russell
Edward Newborn Edward Newborn ... Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig
Christopher Pugsley Christopher Pugsley ... Himself (as Dr. Christopher Pugsley)
Rachel Russell Rachel Russell ... Herself
Kath Severne Kath Severne ... Herself
Jock Vennell Jock Vennell ... Himself


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New Zealand



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21 April 2013 (New Zealand) See more »

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Kingfisher Films See more »
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13 September 2013 | by paul-791-943239See all my reviews

As a kiwi who is reasonably well read on the subject of our militarily history, this TV movie/doco is an important piece that has be missing until now.

It is extremely well researched, has re-enactment components to make it more real, also covering the General's life in NZ before and after the war as well. This is a critical part of understanding the man and the impact the war had on him - which was profound.

New Zealand was a tiny country at the time, with a population of only one million, yet our contribution was notable. Most of you will know about the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, but on the Western Front, kiwis made an amazing contribution, which is covered well in the film.

The film draws on acknowledged historians and includes talking-head interviews at the appropriate times. All well done and relevant.

If you are into the history of WW1, you will not be disappointed learning about this "forgotten General"

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