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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)
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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A War Story
Film  (81:50) 1981, director: Anne Wheeler
"How little a list of casualties tells the real story of war." Based on the diaries of Canadian doctor Ben Wheeler during his internment in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, this feature docudrama is not a "war story" in the conventional sense of strategy and battles, but rather a glowing account of the spirit and its will to survive physical and mental suffering. Newsreel footage of the fall of Singapore (where Major Wheeler was captured) has been interwoven with dramatic reconstructions of scenes inside the mining camp and interviews with survivors.

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