Children from Overseas

Children from Overseas


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A WWII film about children evacuated from Britain and sent to Canada for their safety. The film begins in England with children seeking shelter as anti-aircraft guns roar outside. On their arrival in Canada, they are thrilled by the brightly lit cities, powerful Canadian trains, hot dogs and ice cream. They find, too, that instead of becoming Mounties or cowboys, they have to go to school. The closing sequence shows them learning to ski and skate and preparing for Christmas in their new homes.

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Children from Overseas, Ruby Grierson & Stanley Hawes, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Ruby Grierson
    Stanley Hawes
  • producer
    Stuart Legg
  • camera
    Roy Tash
    J.D. Davidson
  • sound
    William H. Lane
    C.J. Quick
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene