Canada's War in Colour (2005)

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General sight of the beach of Juno Beach. A multitude of Canadian infantrymen is unloading on the beaches of Juno Beach. Source: http://www.ww2incolor.com/canada/juno-beach.jpg.html
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A three-part series telling the compelling story of Canada during the Second World War through the exclusive use of newly discovered colour footage at war and at home. Much of this footage has lain unseen for decades in the storage rooms of the world's great archives and in the private home movie collections of ordinary Canadians across the country. Until now. This important series details the unique Canadian experience of the Second World War through personal stories, telling of a time of danger and hope, of a nation with purpose and commitment.



The director and a dedicated team of researchers set out on an unprecedented quest for footage from home movies sitting in people's basements to actual training footage.



Watch the regiment's travel by train across Canada and all the townspeople heading down to the station to see them off. See factory workers in Manitoba make everything from uniforms to canned pork products to ship overseas. Witness home movies of Germany before the war and the brutality of the blitz. These are rarely seen moments that will help a new generation understand the sacrifice made by Canadians at home and at war.



A unique and important piece of truly landmark television, this allows a new generation to understand the sacrifice of a nation and experience for themselves what drove it to victory. To paraphrase a great Canadian thinker: The medium is truly the message. After seeing it in colour, Canadians will never think of their past in the same way again.

Source: CBC




Canada's War in Colour tells the compelling story of Canada during the Second World War through the exclusive use of colour movie footage of Canadians at war and on the home front. Much of this footage has lain unseen for decades in the storage rooms of the world's great archives and in the private home movie collections of ordinary Canadians across the country. Until now.



This important 3-part series details the unique Canadian experience of the Second World War through personal stories, telling of a time of danger and hope, of a nation with purpose and commitment, of a people with the will to win even after defeat.



Canada's War in Colour, a unique piece of truly landmark documentary filmmaking, allows a new generation to understand the sacrifice of a nation and experience for themselves what drove it to victory. To paraphrase a great Canadian thinker: The medium is truly the message. After seeing it in colour, Canadians will never think of their past.



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