Canada Remembers - Part Three - Endings and Beginnings - Educational Version

Canada Remembers - Part Three - Endings and Beginnings - Educational Version

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Paratroopers dropping down to fight beyond the Rhine ushered in the final phase of the war in Europe, a war that was in its sixth year. In Endings and Beginnings, veterans recount their memories of that conflict, in combination with outstanding footage filmed by army cameramen at the front. VE-Day--victory in Europe--on May 8, 1945, saw exuberant celebrations in Canadian cities, but there was still the war in the Far East to be won.

The film documents Canada's contributions toward that goal, which was finally achieved four months later. In the aftermath of the war, a confident Canadian industry converted to peacetime purposes. But, on the personal level, peace could be intimidating. A former sailor recalls, "The big objective was to get the uniform off and get a job. I had to learn a whole new set of rules and a whole new way of living--very quickly." Interspersed with archival footage are the vivid memories of men and women who recall life during the war years. Part three of the series.

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Credits
  • director
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • executive producer
    Don Haig
  • script
    William Whitehead
  • photography
    Jim Aquila
    Rolf Cutts
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Markham Cook
  • sound editing
    André Galbrand
    Wojtek Klis
    Paul Demers
  • re-recording
    Louis Hone
    Nathalie Morin
  • narrator
    R.H. Thomson
  • music
    Neil Smolar
  • research
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • participation
    Farley Mowat
    Ken Bell
    Ronald F. "Andy" Anderson
    Donald Pearce
    Evelyn Pepper
    Flora Shaddock
    Jean-Charles Forbes

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