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Jul 10 2013

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In memory of Bull Allen

 This short film tells the little-known story of Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen, brought up in hardship in Ballarat in regional Victoria, to become a courageous, complex war hero.

Corporal Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen

Corporal Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen…a name to remember and revere

Corporal Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen was a stretcher bearer in the Australian Army in World War II who showed extraordinary bravery in recovering wounded men during battle. Our micro-documentary tells the story behind the famous photograph of Allen carrying a wounded soldier over his back during the battle of Mt Tambu, New Guinea, in 1943. Allen was never officially recognised in Australia for his actions on that day. We were commissioned by the RSL to tell Allen’s story to raise awareness of this complex, almost-forgotten Ballarat war hero.

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The film is free to share, watch, copy, distribute and embed for non-commercial purposes under Creative Commons BY-ND-NC conditions. If you would like to embed the film in your web site, visit the YouTube version of the film and follow the embed instructions under the ‘share’ tab.

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1 comment

  1. karen ellison

    Why don’t we know about this guy

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