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Canada at War

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Studio: Imavision
  • Release Date: Nov. 29 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000BQ7DBM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,063 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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I remember as a kid growing up in Canada viewing this series when it was first broadcast on the CBC in 1962 and later when it was shown in school (to the credit of the school which did this).Unlike later shameful revisionist films, such as the self-serving "Valor and the Horror", the "Canada at War" series provides an accurate comprehensive view of Canada's participation in the "first war on terrorism, WW2". Because it was made less than 17 years after the war, it was able to capture the public mood and sentiment of the time, a feat practically impossible through later productions. The 12 episodes cover the period prior to the war and every campaign Canadians fought. There is classic footage of the RCN, RCAF and Canadian Army in all theaters of the war. In addition, there is excellent information provided on the home front and Canadian political issues which formed a backdrop to the period. Producer Donald Brittain shined in creating this series. The soundtrack music is riviting and is a stand alone work of art. This is a work which best represents the National Film Board and the CBC before they were hijacked by left wing special interest groups during the late '60s and '70s. The DVD quality is fair to good quality. Extras not broadcast as part of the original series are included. As a proud son of a flier who served two tours with RCAF bomber command, I recommend this to any Canadian desiring to learn about this proud part of Canada's heritage and particularly recommend it to those with family members who served during that period, whether in the armed services or at home.
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I'm an American, and I watched this with great interest, there was so much I didn't know. I was even more impressed considering the year it was broadcast, In the beginning I was almost turned off when the triumphant soundtrack and all I was thinking "Uh Oh, another Victory at Sea, or a series of Movietone Newsreels". American WW2 documentaries are the worse, very Americentric, not very Objective nor Historical. The majority paint the war from "America saves the day theme" while giving very little credit to the rest of the Allies. From the 80's on, except for PBS type specials like "American Experience" or "Tales of the Dead", most American War Documentaries tend to analyze just the battles like "Battlefield 360" or focusing on just the weapons like the various versions we've seen on the History or A&E Channels, they forget the history. On the other hand the British shows, starting with the "World at War" in the 70's and moving on to various other series throughout the years that focus, not only on the Battles, but the History, the Culture, the Political Landscape, AND they are very objective as well, they will criticize an ally if he did wrong or credit a Nazi if he did right.

That is why I like this series, If I wanted to know more then just "what did Canada do during the war?" I would watch this show, they really focused on the history, what was going on in parliament, the mindset of the population, how Canada mobilized into a war time nation and found it's own voice in the international community (how they were ignored by the allies). It was more then about just how many Canadians were in this battle (Although it was very useful).
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I'm looking forward to viewing this production. I well remember this series making the rounds to our school on a monthly basis, along with a number of other film presentations. Television was in its infancy and the internet..wasn't even on the horizon. We would gather in the school's gymnasium to be edified by various NFB presentations. Sadly, the Canada at War series has never been shown on ANY Canadian TV outlet, thanks to the faceless political correctoids/paid observers that hover around water coolers and blue sky in board rooms while inhaling coffee and doughnuts. Both times I've viewed Canada at War on a PBS outlet from Buffalo, New York. These NFB presentations told the visual story of Canada, her people and places, visual confirmation that history is not dull, just the ones who attempt at telling the story with stale dates and timelines. This series, Canada at War should be shown in every high school history class. It chronicles the contribution of a young country, by her young men and women, in an allied effort to eradicate a venomous pestilence from the face of the planet....and at tremendous sacrifice. Those who contributed at home and overseas rightly earned the title, The Greatest Generation. Canada has been subjected to an infectious bout of history revisionism whose adherents told and continue tell the nation's story through a lens badly afflicted with a chromatic aberration.
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I research family history and one of my relatives was a major in the Canadian army in WW2. This box of four DVD's covers the Canadian involvement in WW2 in great detail with much original footage and is invaluable for someone who is especially interested in the Canadian contribution in WW2. It has given me a good insight into the many battles my relative fought in. I do think it would only be of interest to some one with a particular interest in Canada at war.
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