Front Lines - Nurses at the Front

Front Lines - Nurses at the Front

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This short documentary made in 2008 looks at the role of nurses and health workers during wartime. Long days, brutal injuries and both sad and triumphant outcomes are part of their reality. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 2008, 90 years will have passed since the signing of the Armistice ending the Great War in Europe. More than 600,000 men and women crossed the Atlantic with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and more than 60,000 of them never returned. Front Lines features veterans' letters to their families and images from the NFB archives, the Canadian War Museum and Library and Archives Canada.

Nurses and health workers are incredibly important during war times. Long days, and brutal injuries, and both sad and triumphant outcomes. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 2008, 90 years will have passed since the signing of the Armistice ending the end of the Great War in Europe. More than 600,000 men and women crossed the Atlantic with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and more than 60,000 of them never returned. This thirty-minute documentary features veterans' letters to their families and images from the NFB archives, the Canadian War Museum and Library and Archives Canada.

Albert Ohayon
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  • thebonnet

    These women were amazing, without them in the war, many things would not be the same.

    thebonnet, 18 Apr 2015
  • thebonnet

    these women were amazing, without them in the war, many things would be the same.

    thebonnet, 18 Apr 2015
  • luteofilo

    I can not watch the movie, is eternally Loading .....: (

    luteofilo, 6 Mar 2014