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La bataille de Normandie

La bataille de Normandie

| 1 h 43 min

Troisième volet de la série documentaire La bravoure et le mépris portant sur le rôle du Canada durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Films d'archives, scènes reconstituées et comptes rendus dévoilent une information stupéfiante sur le traitement réservé aux prisonniers de guerre des deux camps, sur les conditions de vie atroces imposées aux soldats, et met en lumière le courage de ces hommes qui se sont battus et sont morts pour leur patrie.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

  • director
    Brian McKenna
  • producer
    André Lamy
    Arnie Gelbart
    Adam Symansky
    Darce Fardy
  • delegate producer
    Mary Armstrong
    Camelia Freiberg
  • associate producer
    Roman Jarymowycz
  • script
    Brian McKenna
    Terence McKenna
    Roman Jarymowycz
  • photography
    Neville Ottey
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Lynda Pelley
  • sound
    Ian Challis
  • editing
    Alfonso Peccia
  • sound editing
    Les Halman
    Don Ayer
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • sound mixing
    Adrian Croll
  • music editing
    Chris Crilly
  • animation
    Jennifer Small
  • narration
    Jean-François Lépine
  • cast
    Simon Bradbury
    Gerry Quigley
    Julian Richings
    Stephen Russell
    Colin O'Meara
    Stewart Arnott
    Neil Munro
    Nigel Bennett
    Wayne Robson
    Adrian Hough


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Ages 12 to 17

History - World War II
History and Citizenship Education - Modernization of Quebec Society (1929-1980)

Supplement to the study of World War II in France on the beaches of Normandy in June, 1944. Topics to research further, as an extension to this film, should include: the development of the Hitler Youth movement, the contrast in manpower and artillery between the Allied forces and Germany, the military leaders of both the Allied forces and Germany and their roles in the fighting. Have students comment on the ill preparedness of the Canadian troops. Discuss the role of the conscription crisis in Canada as it affected the preparedness of the soldiers. Have students comment on the importance of faith in God that sustained many of the soldiers.

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