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See Everything, Hear Everything
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Film title
Film (15:00)
Letter from Overseas
An aerogram is received in Canada by the parents of a...
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Film (19:00)
Tomorrow's World
A film emphasizing both the importance of conservation and...
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Film (9:00)
Wings on Her Shoulder
1943, director: Jane Marsh
The Woman's Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force of 1943...
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Film (18:00)
Battle of the Harvests
1942, director: Stanley Jackson
This film shows how the farmers were mobilized in a...
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Film (14:00)
Women Are Warriors
1942, director: Jane Marsh
As demands on manpower grow, women are taking an...
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Film (10:00)
Call for Volunteers
1941, director: Radford Crawley
The story of the women of Winnipeg, who, by canning fruit...
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Film (22:00)
Churchill's Island
1941, director: Stuart Legg
A classic presentation of the strategy of the Battle of...
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Film (16:00)
Everywhere in the World
This film demonstrates the ways in which the United States...
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Letter from Overseas



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Film  (15:00) 1943, director:
An aerogram is received in Canada by the parents of a soldier stationed in Britain. Reading between the lines, we gain a vivid impression of the intensive training Canadian troops received overseas in wartime. We witness their strenuous exercises, assault courses, recreations and games. Finally, the film demonstrates the purpose behind all this thorough preparation: actual scenes taken during the Dieppe and Bruneval raids.

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