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 War for Men's Minds

1943, Director: Stuart Legg

      1 min 17 s


Questions 1. This excerpt indicates that Hitler understood the power of propaganda: "the power by which men's minds are conquered." What part did propaganda play in the rise of Nazism?

2. Would you call this film itself a piece of propaganda? How does the use of language influence the viewers' opinions and emotions? Pay particular attention to the "loaded words" describing Hitler and his associates.

About This Film

Short Description

This film describes World War II on the information and propaganda fronts, and the hopes for the future founded on cooperation.

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