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The Cowra Breakout (1984–1984)

TV Mini-series | 50 min | Action, Drama, War

In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over ...See moreIn August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over the subsequent nine days. Written by Chris Hartcher See less
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1984 (Australia)

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Stan Davidson Stan Davidson   See fewer
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Dennis Miller
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Andrew Lloyde
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Tony Barry
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Peter Phelps
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Nique Needles
Stinky Smith Stinky Smith   See fewer
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Alex Broun
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David Slingsby
Den Den Den Den   See fewer
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Luke Hobbs
Athol Athol   See fewer
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Tom Appleton
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Donal Gibson
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Malcolm Wilson
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Lee Rice
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Mark Lorenzo
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Bobbie Tanabe
Exploding Japanese Exploding Japanese   See fewer
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Collins Gippey
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Van Markell
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Michael Cloye
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Kokichi Ikeuchi
Japanese Officer Japanese Officer   See fewer
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Joe Martin
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Norman Kaye
Mr. Davidson Mr. Davidson   See fewer
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Carole Skinner
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Paul Smith
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Todd Boyce
Ernie Lieberman Ernie Lieberman   See fewer
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Patrick Phillips
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Jun'ichi Ishida
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Mrs. Lawrence
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Kyoko Yoshino
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Laurie Moran
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Max Cullen
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Simon Chilvers
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Ernie Dingo
Murray Murray   See fewer
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George Shevtsov
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Rebecca Smart
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Shari Flood
Therese Murphy Therese Murphy   See fewer
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Glenda Linscott
Heather Heather   See fewer
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Ernesto Sirolli
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Nic Gazzana
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Kenji Isomura
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Aki Taninaka
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Lorna King
Matron Donaldson Matron Donaldson   See fewer
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Hideo Otake
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Yoshi Kashima
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Fred Welsh
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May Howlett
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Noel Gilmour
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Charles Munro
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John Lyle
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Bill Brady
Farmer Farmer   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 97 votes