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Film (31:02)
Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis
1991, director: Erna Buffie
From the beginning of the Second World War in 1939,...
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Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941
1991, director: Brian McKenna
In the autumn of 1941, nearly 2,000 Canadian soldiers were...
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Return to Dresden
1986, director: Martin Duckworth
In 1945, the Bomber Commands of Great Britain and the United...
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Film (25:52)
No More Hiroshima
1984, director: Martin Duckworth
This moving and powerful story focuses on two survivors of...
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Film (81:50)
A War Story
1981, director: Anne Wheeler
"How little a list of casualties tells the real story of...
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Bravery in the Field
1979, director: Giles Walker
Tommy is a veteran of World War II. He rooms alone, waiting...
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Memorandum
1965, director: Donald Brittain, John Spotton
The memorandum was Hitler's and the subject was the solution...
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Fields of Sacrifice
1963, director: Donald Brittain
A film of dignity and beauty, a memorable tribute to the...
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Return to Dresden
Film  (27:43) 1986, director: Martin Duckworth
Description
In 1945, the Bomber Commands of Great Britain and the United States organized a bombing raid that devastated the ancient city of Dresden. On February 13, 1985, exactly forty years after its destruction, the city celebrated its renaissance with the re-opening of one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe. One of the guests at this gala was the Canadian navigator of one of the bomber planes, returning to Dresden on a mission of peace that brought him face-to-face with the people who were once his enemies.

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