War and Peace
During the Second World War, NFB documentaries informed and inspired Canadians and audiences around the world. These documentaries offer a unique vantage point on the wartime experience at home and on the front.
1944, Director: James Beveridge
1 min 30 s
Allied troops land on the Normandy coast and drive eastward to the gates of Germany. Opening scenes are of the D-Day landings and establishment of Canadian forces on the beachhead. Pictures of bitter street fighting and of pin-point bombing tell the story of Caen's capture and the advance towards Falaise. Made from footage filmed by units of the Canadian Army Overseas.
Running Time: 11 min 00 s
Producer James Beveridge
Editor James Beveridge
Voice and Narration Lorne Greene
Producers National Film Board of Canada