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Canadian Army - World War II Archival Films

Type: DocumentAnimationFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. Archival footage includes training films and news magazines from the Second World War.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Veterans - National Security and Defence

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. How do ex-service members adjust to civilian life? What steps does society take to make the adjustment easier? These films show how well and how poorly individual veterans make this leap and how the community works to include them.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

War effort - Women

Type: DocumentAnimationFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. The role of women in war-time Canada is explored. In times of war women stepped up to fill positions in factories that were previously a masculine domain. These films show how the goals and options of Canadian women began to change both on the homefront and in the military.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

World War II Military Operations - History

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board dealing with military actions during World War 2. These clips, told from several points of view, paint a picture of an active fighting force and a busy home front dealing with changes in society and industry.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

World War l - History

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films and newsreels regarding Canada's involvement in World War 1. Here are narratives to help remember some of the great battles and soldiers of that time. The contributions and sacrifices made by ordinary Canadians are also documented.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Home Front - World War II Archival Films

Type: DocumentAnimationFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. The measures taken by Canadian men, women and children at home helped the military overseas. These films look at how individual action by farmers, factory workers, and housewives could affect the safety and victory of Canadian military forces.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Military forces - Women

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. The role of military women in war-time and in post-war Canada is explored. Women were expected to enlist to perform clerical duties but became well trained in a variety of fields including aviation.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

War Industries - History

Type: DocumentAnimationFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board dealing with arms production and its affect on the Canadian economy. The importance to the war effort of civilians as factory workers is discussed. Each listing has an abstract for the related film attached.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Post-war Period - History

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films that are available from the National film board either for purchase or through ordering. These films deal with the time period from the beginning of World War I to the beginning of World War II.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Canadian Military Operations - World War II Archival Films

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. Our fighting forces took part in operations in several theaters during the Second World War. While some films show the preparation for manoeuvres that took place in countries such as Germany and Japan, some show actual scenes taken during military actions.

Site: National Film Board of Canada