The Water Diviner describes Australians fighting German-allied Turks
The historical fictional war drama film The Water Diviner by debut director Russell Crowe acquaints viewers with the Battle of Gallipoli’s casualties and traumas from the campaign’s dates of April 25, 1915 to January 6, 1916. It begins on August 7th during the Battle of Lone Pine -- in honor of the only Turkish pine (Pinus brutia) not felled to cover Turkish trenches -- from August 6th to 10th on Turkey’s European peninsula. It continues, with World War I’s (July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918) end, to southeast Australia’s northwest Victoria.
Eliza Connor (Jacqueline McKenzie) delights in husband Joshua’s (Russell Crowe) reading Arabian Nights to three empty beds, not his divining water 5 meters (16.40 feet) down.