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Unwanted Soldiers
1999, director: Jari Osborne
For filmmaker Jari Osborne, November 11 was as unremarkable...
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Lost Over Burma: Search for Closure
1997, director: Garth Pritchard
During the final days of the Second World War, an RCAF crew...
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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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Canada Remembers - Part One - Turning the Tide
1995, director: Terence Macartney-Filgate
Men and machines begin the move down to the Channel coast of...
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Canada Remembers - Part Two - The Liberators
1995, director: Terence Macartney-Filgate
June to December, 1944. After years of dedication and...
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Canada Remembers - Part Three - Endings and Beginnings
1995, director: Terence Macartney-Filgate
Paratroopers dropping down to fight beyond the Rhine ushered...
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In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944
1992, director: Brian McKenna
On June 6, 1944, a combined force of American, British and...
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Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command
1991, director: Brian McKenna
From the outset of the Second World War, it had been clear...
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Canada Remembers - Part Three - Endings and Beginnings
Film  (49:10) 1995, director: Terence Macartney-Filgate
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Paratroopers dropping down to fight beyond the Rhine ushered in the final phase of the war in Europe, a war that was in its sixth year. In Endings and Beginnings, veterans recount their memories of that epochal conflict, in combination with outstanding footage filmed by army cameramen at the front. VE-Day--victory in Europe--on May 8, 1945, saw exuberant celebrations in Canadian cities, but there was still the war in the Far East to be won. The film documents Canada's contributions toward that goal, which was finally achieved four months later. In the aftermath of the war, a confident Canadian industry converted to peacetime purposes. But, on the personal level, peace could be intimidating. A former sailor recalls, "The big objective was to get the uniform off and get a job. I had to learn a whole new set of rules and a whole new way of living--very quickly." Interspersed with archival footage are the vivid memories of men and women who recall life during the war years. Part three of the series.

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