War II: total war

Canada, 1965

Film
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A film record, suitable for schools, of the war years of 1939 to 1945, showing major developments from the rise of Nazism in Germany to the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima. It does not minimize the brutality of war, but shows how this “total war,” unlike wars of the past that engaged only the men of the fighting front, involved in varying degree almost every individual of every nation.

Credits

producer/director

William Canning

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:25:30:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29658

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - Historical perspectives

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Biography

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United Nations

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → History

History → United Nations

History → War - Historical perspectives

History → World War, 1939-1945 - History

People → World War, 1939-1945 - Biography

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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