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Seven Brides for Uncle Sam
1997, director: Anita McGee
Seven Brides for Uncle Sam documents the stories of...
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Film (27:43)
Return to Dresden
1986, director: Martin Duckworth
In 1945, the Bomber Commands of Great Britain and the United...
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Film (28:35)
Bravery in the Field
1979, director: Giles Walker
Tommy is a veteran of World War II. He rooms alone, waiting...
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Film (38:13)
Fields of Sacrifice
1963, director: Donald Brittain
A film of dignity and beauty, a memorable tribute to the...
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Georges P. Vanier: Soldier, Diplomat, Governor General
1960, director: Clément Perron
Canada's Governor-General Vanier is viewed against events in...
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Film (30:00)
Double Heritage
1959, director: Richard Gilbert
The great unmapped territories of the Canadian North and the...
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Film (10:00)
To the Ladies
1946
A tribute to the women of Canada for their part in the World...
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Back to Jobs
1945
An account of the return of Canadian veterans to civilian...
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Seven Brides for Uncle Sam
Film  (52:20) 1997, director: Anita McGee
Description
Seven Brides for Uncle Sam documents the stories of seven Newfoundland women who married American servicemen. Some of the largest military bases outside of the United States were in Newfoundland. It was called the "friendly invasion." From the beginning of World War II until the end of the Cold War, when the last base closed, as many as forty thousand Newfoundland women married Americans. Many of these liaisons were happy; some were not. In this film the momentous events of world history that brought men and women together are but a backdrop to poignant stories of romance, heartbreak, and joy.

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