Corporal. Leslie 'Bull' Allen MM
2/5th Infantry Battalion


From the producers
Wind & Sky Productions:

This short film tells the little-known story of Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen,  Brought up in hardship in Ballarat in regional Victoria, to become a courageous, complex war hero.

Corporal Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen was a stretcher bearer in the Australian Army in World War II who showed extraordinary bravery in recovering wounded men during battle. Our micro-documentary tells the story behind the famous photograph of Allen carrying a wounded American soldier over his back during the battle of Mt Tambu, New Guinea, in 1943. Allen was never officially recognised in Australia for his actions on that day. We were commissioned by the RSL to tell Allen’s story to raise awareness of this complex, almost-forgotten Ballarat war hero.