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Framing the Past through the lens of the Present By Gillian Evans

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The War Amps Society’s Migration of the Canadian Army Newsreels.  By Gillian Evans May16, 2011 The Canadian Army Newsreels, produced by the War Amps Society in 2010 with assistance from original members of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit and Library and Archives Canada, are a series of 106 separate original newsreels capturing Canada’s involvement in World War Two. The newsreels have been transferred to a series of six DVD’s, featuring approximately 18 newsreels per DVD with a total of 1200 minutes of footage. The newsreels, originally created and produced by the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit throughout the course of the War, feature captivating footage shot by…

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War Amps releases Newsreels By Peter Dudley

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Thanks to the War Amps, all 106 Canadian Army newsreels from the Second World War are now available to the public for the first time ever as a complete set. The special six disc DVD collection contains more than 20 hours of footage and comes with a booklet that describes the content of each newsreel. The collection (which can be purchased directly from the War Amps website) is a significant addition to the War Amps Military Heritage Series and will further help Canadians understand our military’s contribution during the Second World War. “Cliff Chadderton (War Amps chief executive officer) realized about 20 years ago that Canadians don’t really understand what…

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