Nov 6th, 2012 by Shelley Brown
We would like to showcase films we have that deal with Canada at war, and our peacekeeping missions.
Some of the films we have on reserve in the Law Library are:
1. The Battle of Vimy Ridge
In the cold dawn of Easter Monday on April 9, 1917, 100,000 soldiers get ready for Canada’s largest World War I attack…Four days and 10,000 casualties later, the Canadians stun the world by seizing the ridge in one of the war’s most successful and brilliantly planned offensives.
D 545 V5 B382 1997 pt.1-4
Culled from over 16 million feet of film shot by Canadian, British, American, German and Russian cameramen, the series powerfully details Canada’s war effort during World War II in relation to the overall Allied strategy. From the battlefronts abroad to the civilian fronts at home, each program represents a six-month journey through Canada’s complete World War II history.
D 768.15 C38 2000 disc 1-4
From 1939 to 1945, Canada went from being an agrarian society with little influence on the world stage to a progressive, industrialized and middle power respected throughout the world. This three-part series draws on personal anecdotes, and archival footage to tell the story of Canada and Canadians during World War II.
FC 582 C365 2008 pt.1-3
Homefront is the story of five military families and the tremendous sacrifices they make to support loved ones engaged in Canada’s most dangerous mission since the Korean War – stabilizing Afghanistan. This one-hour documentary shadows families of soldiers serving with the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry from Edmonton, Alberta, over a seven-month tour.
DS 371.413 H66 2007
John McCrae’s War: In Flanders Fields chronicles McCrae’s life from his childhood in Guelph, Ontario to the battlefields of Belgium. It tells the story of his famous poem and pays tribute to the Canadian soldiers who died over a few feet of Belgian soil.
FC 556 M25 J647 2008
In 1939, as Canada joined World War II, a social crisis pulled apart the Mennonite communities of southern Manitoba. Thousands of young Mennonite men were forced to decide: in the face of 400 years of pacifist tradition, should they now go to war?
BT 736.4 P342 2002
The story of Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, and his controversial command of the United Nations mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.
DT 450.435 S52 2004
This three-part series closely scrutinizes three WWII military campaigns that involved thousands of Canadians:
- Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941: In the autumn of 1941, nearly 2,000 mostly inexperienced Canadian soldiers were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British government, which mistakenly thought that a symbolic show of strength would deter a Japanese attack on the colony.
- Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command: More than 50,000 Canadian airmen served in the campaign to bomb Germany.
- In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944: On June 6, 1944, a combined force of American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy.
D 768.15 W426 1995