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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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Film (104:01)
Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941
1991, director: Brian McKenna
In the autumn of 1941, nearly 2,000 Canadian soldiers were...
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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 (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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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 (58:17)
Memorandum
1965, director: Donald Brittain, John Spotton
The memorandum was Hitler's and the subject was the solution...
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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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Bravery in the Field
Film  (28:35) 1979, director: Giles Walker
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Tommy is a veteran of World War II. He rooms alone, waiting for his pension cheque to arrive, passing the time in the evenings with his cronies in the Legion Hall. Lennie can claim only a third of Tommy's years, but he prowls the same area of town, and, surprisingly enough, they have more in common than either of them realizes. Bravery in the Field portrays the frustrations and hostilities of these two men whose lives lack a sense of place and purpose. The story occurs early in November and leads up to an event that provides one of Tommy's few remaining moments of glory: the annual veterans' Remembrance Day parade.

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