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Proudly She Marches

Proudly She Marches

| 18 min

This film from the Second World War is a report on how Canadian women were trained to handle many kinds of work in the Canadian Women's Army Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. Basic training, everyday life in the forces and the contribution of women to Canada's fighting strength are illustrated.

  • director
    Jane Marsh
  • producer
    Raymond Spottiswoode
  • music
    Louis Applebaum
  • cast
    Gudrun Bjerring
    Joan Hunter
    Jane Irwin
    Shirley Jackson


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Ages 13 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
History - World War II

Using brainstorming techniques, ascertain what students already know about women's roles during World War II. Discuss the idea of women merely being "flowers and ornaments". Comment on how and why this idea changed by the end of the war. Compare and contrast service life depicted in the film with modern-day service life. Suggest reasons why women decided to enlist in the services.

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