Posts Tagged ‘Second World War’

5 Docs To Watch Before Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

Before watching Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, check out these 5 docs to learn a bit more about the Canadian and Allied efforts in World War II.

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WWII Animation | Watch 7 Very Short Wartime Cartoons

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This Remembrance Day, enjoy an intriguing window into the past with these 7 very short cartoons created to support the war effort during WWII.

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Mark Remembrance Day with 5 War Films for $0.99 Each!

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Commemorate Remembrance Day with a selection of 5 films that cover the unknown stories from the First and Second World Wars and Afghanistan.

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The Destroyer of Worlds: A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons

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August 6 and 9, 2015, mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Commemorate the events with 3 films that explore the history of nuclear weapons.

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Harry Mayerovitch | Meet the man behind the NFB’s most beautiful propaganda posters

Meet painter, architect, caricaturist, accordion player, poet, author and brilliant World War II NFB poster designer Harry Mayerovitch (1910-2004.)

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Operation Oblivion: Remembering Chinese-Canadian war veterans

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Watch Operation Oblivion, a film that commemorates Chinese-Canadian war veterans—and learn about their contributions to building post-war Canada.

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“Canada Carries On” and the postwar years: the National Film Board in transition

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What happens to wartime propaganda when the war is over? Revisit the NFB’s post-1945 productions in the “Canada Carries On” series, which aimed to inspire, inform, and entertain Canadians in a particularly Canadian way.

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Rare NFB war films to screen at the Canadian Center for Architecture

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As many of you know, the National Film Board played a central role during World War II. Created in 1939, a few months before the hostilities began, the NFB fell headlong into the production and distribution of wartime films. Though its original mandate was to “educate Canadians and foster national unity”, propaganda and news production

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