Around five years after World War II, the Australian economy almost
collapsed as the miners of Australia initiated a country-wide
strike that had huge repercussions on the country for years to come. This documentary masterfully recreates this turbulent
economic period with rare archival footage and recreations based on
meticulously researched information.
For the miners, the prime
minister waged his own war against them which lasted 50 days,
however what makes this documentary so engaging is the climate
of "communism" within Australia at the time and this film also explores
how the Labor Party Leader Ben Chifley challenged the status-quo
and defeated any elements of communism within Australian borders.
It's a thoroughly fascinating documentary that lovers of Australia
history, politics and economy will thoroughly enjoy. I was truly
amazed that Australia had so much fear against communism which made
this quite an insightful piece for this reviewer!