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To the Ladies

1946 10 min
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From the Canada Carries On series, this is a tribute to the women of Canada for their part in the World War II effort. The Canadian Women's Army Corps and homemakers alike were called upon to do their part. From careful budgeting in the home to services rendered overseas, women's work was integral to the well-being of all.

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To the Ladies

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From the Canada Carries On series, this is a tribute to the women of Canada for their part in the World War II effort. The Canadian Women's Army Corps and homemakers alike were called upon to do their part. From careful budgeting in the home to services rendered overseas, women's work was integral to the well-being of all.
  • producer
    Nicholas Balla
  • script
    Tommy Tweed
  • narrator
    Gladys Sproule
    Frank Peddie
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

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Ages 13 to 17
This film is noticeably lighthearted for a postwar propaganda piece. Discuss the language and tone used by the different characters in the film. How do the father’s comments reflect a new social dynamic in which women are part of the workforce (0:50/2:45/4:11)? The daughter-in-law focuses on the economic challenges women faced during the war (4:20/6:30/7:10). How do the father’s final words reflect a country recovering from war?
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