Handle with Care

Handle with Care

| 19 min
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This short documentary, produced by the NFB for the Department of Munitions and Supply, profiles Canada’s World War II-era munitions factories, which produced explosives in vast quantities. Looking at a typical munitions plant, we learn about the science behind the explosives, the strict safety precautions required in these workplaces, and the methodical work of the plant’s largely female wartime labour force.

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Credits
  • director
    George L. George
  • producer
    Graham McInnes
  • script
    Beth Zinkan
  • camera
    Joseph Braun
  • music
    Louis Applebaum