¬ This compelling series shows World War II as Canadians encountered it, from the halting beginning when the country, struggling against depression, accepted the challenge of war, to VE-Day, when Canada emerged as an industrial power.
¬ These 13 half-hour films were culled from more than 16 million feet of film shot by Canadian, British, American, German and Russian cameramen. With this rare cache - some captured from the enemy - the National Film Board of Canada undertook the huge task of editing this footage into an historic series, now on DVD.
¬ There are scenes in the skies over Britain and Europe, on the campaign fronts of France, Italy, North Africa, the Far East, and on the sub-haunted Atlantic Ocean. The series recalls Canada's part in WWII on the battlefields abroad and on the civilian front at home.
¬ Canada at War highlights crucial events from 1936 to 1946, when the Cold War began. This vital era changed the nation and the world.