Sisters of War
Sisters of War

Release Date

Oct 22, 1976

1976

Sisters of War

Drama | War

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Synopsis

Sisters of War is a World War II memoir that re-creates events in New Britain during the Japanese invasion and occupation. It is a story about the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, especially Sister Berenice Twohill and her working friendship with nursing sister, Lorna Whyte. The Australians pulled out of the mission in Vunapope outside Rabaul, leaving the nurses and wounded who took refuge there. They were captured and about to be executed when Bishop Leo Scharmach MSC bluffed the Japanese by saying that he was the representative of Hitler and his people could not be executed.

Cast

Sister Berenice Twohill

Claire van der Boom

Sister Berenice Twohill

Lorna Whyte

Sarah Snook

Lorna Whyte

Kay Parker

Susie Porter

Kay Parker

Bishop Leo Scharmach

Gerald Lepkowski

Bishop Leo Scharmach

Japanese Captain

Kuni Hashimoto

Japanese Captain

Japanese Lieutenant

Yutaka Izumihara

Japanese Lieutenant

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