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.



Break-through 1

The Gates of Italy

The Gates of Italy 1

Heroes of the Atlantic

Heroes of the Atlantic 1

Inside Fighting Canada

Inside Fighting Canada 1

Proudly She Marches

Proudly She Marches 1

The War for Men's Minds

The War for Men's Minds 1

The Gates of Italy

1943, Director: Tom Daly, Stuart Legg

      1 min 19 s


Questions 1. How does the excerpt explain the rise of Mussolini and fascism in the years between World War I and World War II?

2. The film interprets history for its audience, explaining how Italy became Canada's enemy. Why would this be important for the war effort?

About This Film

Short Description

Mussolini led Italy into World War II. This examination of his confused dictatorship reveals the political and military dilemma of the impoverished Italian people as Mussolini goes down to defeat.

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