The CODS: Working class lads

Posted on: Mon 5 Apr 2021

They were working class lads who took on the world and fought a war in between…    A rowing eight from Murray Bridge in South Australia overcame prejudice, age, injury and poverty to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics…  Filmmakers Wayne Groom and Dr Carolyn Bilsborow, and author, historian Dr James Hurst joined forces to discover the truths on many levels behind an extraordinary story of courage, humility, skill, class prejudice, war, sport and mateship, and make a documentary film that must surely be ranked as an Australian Classic. Australia’s greatest untold sporting story. 

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Image provided by W Groom and used with permission

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