This newsreel documentary made during WWII was used to illustrate Britain's preparations for an air attack. Scenes depict destruction wrought by enemy planes, the efficiency of retaliation by the Royal Air Force and the precautions taken in Canada against possible air attack. Part of the Canada Carries On series.
Ages 14 to 17
History - World War II
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues
the concept of "homeland security" as it is practiced today. After viewing the
film, discuss whether the students' ideas of the term have changed. How has
the role of the military changed since WW2? Why? Compare homeland security
measures then & now. Imagine what life must have been like as people braced
themselves for an air attack. Ask students whether Canadians take the
protection we now enjoy for granted, given the heroic acts pictured in the
film. Have them write an essay or a speech explaining their point of view.