Films take viewers back to the autumn of 1944


Two short films will focus on what happened in the autumn of 1944 to help commemorate the lives lost during war.

Crisis on the Hill shows how Prime Minister Mackenzie King’s government introduced conscriptions after the battles for Normandy and the Channel Coast to Antwerp.

V was for Victory looks at 1945, when the Allies were fighting for the Rhineland, liberated the Netherlands and the concentration camps in Germany. It also looks at Canada’s war with Japan.

The two 30 minute films were created by the National Film Board from over 16 million feet of film recorded by Canadian, British, American, German and Russian cameramen during the war.  The films will be followed by a discussion

The films will be shown at the Library Theatre on Monday, Nov.10 at 7 p.m.  Admission is free but canned good donations will be accepted for the Inn of the Good Shepherd.