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Action Stations

Action Stations

| 44 min

This World War II film highlights the role of Canadian corvettes on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. Battle scenes show a crew sighting a German submarine and sinking it. Other scenes show training on the high seas.

  • director
    Joris Ivens
  • producer
    Joris Ivens
  • editing
    Joris Ivens
  • camera
    François Villiers
    Osmond H. Borradaile
    John Norwood
  • sound
    William H. Lane
    Charles Quick
  • sound recording
    Gordon Fraser
  • sound editing
    J.R. Hunter
  • voice
    Allan Field
  • music
    Louis Applebaum


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Ages 14 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
History - World War II

Discuss/study war tactics from WWI and WWII, versus those used in modern wars. Detail weapons used then and now. How has technology changed how war is fought? Discuss how wartime affects the morale and unity of a nation. Review some of the training exercises seen in the film. Do you think cadets/soldiers do the same kind of training today? Invite a member of the military to speak to the class about their job and role in protecting our country.

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