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Going Back
Several decades after the end of WWII, people return to the places where their war experience was played out. Soldiers, airmen, prisoners of war, survivors of concentration camps and civilian bombings share their recollections and thoughts about the events they witnessed or participated in.
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Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941
1991, director: Brian McKenna
Two army units in Hong Kong were the first Canadians to...
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Return to Dresden
1986, director: Martin Duckworth
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Return to Dresden
1986, director: Martin Duckworth
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Memorandum
1965, director: Donald Brittain, John Spotton
The Nazis regarded Jews, Roma and certain other minorities...
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Article by a specialist Return to Dresden
One way to render the past more interesting and even controversial is to revisit where it happened and perhaps to challenge officially approved doctrines.

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(1965)
Memorandum
The documentary Memorandum is an emotional journey with the Canadian Bernard Laufer....
(1945)
German Memorial after Bombing
After it was over, the war left its mark, in the country and in the cities. In July 1945,...
(1942)
Nazi Soldiers March in Front of a German Memorial
In Berlin, Nazi soldiers march proudly past the memorial to German victims of the First...
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