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When We Go to War

A historical saga, it tells the story of six young men and women who, in 1914, are full of plans and dreams for the future. Cutting between life at home, Gallipoli and Egypt, this spectacular drama begins in a time of optimism and hope, on the eve of war.
Season 1 - When We Go to War
"As rumours of a Gallipoli evacuation spread, Charles, Manaaki and Bea start making plans for the future. Meanwhile back home, Awa and Cissy find their circumstances are changed forever."
"Charles is shaken by the horror and stupidity of war and entrusts Violet with a letter exposing the truth. Meanwhile, returned war hero Manaaki is questioned in relation to murder."
"Manaaki fights a recurring nightmare. John takes his guilt out on James. Richard finds an unlikely ally in Awa."
"Charles clashes with Harry when he returns to Gallipoli. Cissy is seduced by an admirer. George breaks James' heart. Manaaki and Harry go over the top' with tragic results."
"We meet nurse Bea Smith at a military hospital in Alexandria. At the same hospital is her lecturer from Otago Medical School where she was studying to become a doctor. A scandal ended her chance to become a doctor and she became a nurse and then off to war."