13 January 2010

Historic films at the National Film Board

Looking for something in the audio-visual realm for your Canadian military history fix? Well, the National Film Board has more than 1,400 films available online, with a comprehensive search ability incorporated in the site. Just one example, on this site you can watch the 1964 film "Fields of Sacrifice" by Donald Brittain. The description notes: "This 1964 documentary returns to the battlefields where over 100,000 Canadian soldiers lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. The film also visits cemeteries where servicemen are buried. Filmed from Hong Kong to Sicily, this documentary is designed to show Canadians places they have reason to know but may not be able to visit. Produced for the Canadian Department of Veteran Affairs by the renowned documentary filmmaker Donald Brittain."

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