Up from the Ranks

Up from the Ranks

| 19 min

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This short documentary shows the gruelling training WWII-era Canadian Army officers received in order to “crush the toughest enemy on earth.” Their training is not only in physical endurance and defence; they study science, geography, first aid, weaponry, covert communications and the qualities of a good leader. A sense of camaraderie and teamwork is instilled in the men throughout their training.

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Up from the Ranks, Julian Roffman, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Julian Roffman
  • producer
    Raymond Spottiswoode