Ragged Bloody Heroes on ANZAC Day

Today is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, a public holiday established in the memory of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps involvement in the Battle of Gallipoli, Turkey, in 1914. Australian performers Luke O’Shea and Medicine Wheels have two music videos for their single, “Ragged Bloody Heroes”, focusing on the ordeal faced by the Anzacs, filmed on each side of the Tasman.

Ragged Bloody Heroes

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Wellington director Paul Davidson worked with the Returned Services Association (RSA) in New Zealand to reshoot the video using New Zealand War Archive footage, launching it nationwide in the lead up to ANZAC Day.

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The first music video was filmed by Australian director Rachael Dunn and features Luke’s father in law, Tom Stone, reciting the Ode.

The second music video was filmed by director Paul Davidson in Brooklyn, Wellington, with producer/designer Barbara Gibb.