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Roger Price MP Federal Member for Chifley Chief Opposition Whip

Documentary Still Commands Attention 27 June 2006

Last night Rooty Hill RSL, in response to signifi cant interest, screened the World War II documentary - The Men Who Saved Australia.

Introduced by Major General Ian Flawith, CSC Commander 2 Introduced by Major General Ian Flawith, CSC Commander 2nd Division and attended by Division and attended by Warrant Offi cer Rod Scott - Regimental Sergeant Major 2 Warrant Offi cer Rod Scott - Regimental Sergeant Major 2nd Division, this was the second Division, this was the second screening of what is proving to be a popular and engaging record of one of Australia’s screening of what is proving to be a popular and engaging record of one of Australia’s defi ning moments. defi ning moments.

“The documentary is unique in its ability to shed light on the very personal accounts of “The documentary is unique in its ability to shed light on the very personal accounts of those caught up in the brutal reality of the confl ict and in so doing shows the human face those caught up in the brutal reality of the confl ict and in so doing shows the human face of the situation, defi ning the chaos and extreme hardship experienced by the soldiers” Mr of the situation, defi ning the chaos and extreme hardship experienced by the soldiers” Mr Price said. Price said.

Kevin Hall, President of the Rooty Hill Sub Branch continued saying “The valiant efforts of Kevin Hall, President of the Rooty Hill Sub Branch continued saying “The valiant efforts of those who have given themselves in service to the nation need to be honoured as they are those who have given themselves in service to the nation need to be honoured as they are an integral part of our Nations identity”. an integral part of our Nations identity”.

The documentary refl ects the bravery displayed by Australians troops fi ghting through The documentary refl ects the bravery displayed by Australians troops fi ghting through atrocious conditions and against vastly superior enemy numbers in the incredibly trying atrocious conditions and against vastly superior enemy numbers in the incredibly trying Papua-New Guinea campaign Papua-New Guinea campaign

Most engaging were the personal refl ections of hardship faced by our serving soldiers that Most engaging were the personal refl ections of hardship faced by our serving soldiers that quickly captivated the approximately 250 strong audience. quickly captivated the approximately 250 strong audience.

“The event has been very worthwhile and the efforts of all those who assisted in the nights “The event has been very worthwhile and the efforts of all those who assisted in the nights planning and preparation are greatly appreciated, particularly those of Kevin Hall, who planning and preparation are greatly appreciated, particularly those of Kevin Hall, who hosted the event” Mr Price concluded.