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Subject: History

World War II Series

A series of award-winning documentaries that tell significant stories of WW II, many that only now can be told. Programs available on 15 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 15-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
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Yesterday's Heroes (Veterans)

Yesterday's Heroes (Veterans)

"Highly Recommended. This little jewel demonstrates better than a whole slew of standard anti-war documentaries, that war is, indeed, hell." -Video Librarian
Warning. Be prepared. By watching this classic documentary you may learn something about war. Who are "yesterday's heroes" and why should you care? The truth is, if you value your freedom, then you should care. "Yesterday's heroes" are the men and women who fought against tyranny so future generations could enjoy their freedom. This program reflects on and pays tribute to Canadians who served their country during two world wars, but the stories ring true for any and all veterans. It is true that each year we lose members of "The Greatest Generation" and one day they will all be gone, but this program underscores how succeeding generation must never forget the sacrifices these people made. We meet veteran George Benning, who was at Normandy on D-Day and lost a leg to a landmine; veteran Frank Munroe, who organized entertainers to tour veterans' hospitals on every New Year's Eve for over 40 years; the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, who commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge; and patients who have had to spend much of their lives in and our of hospitals, such as the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. We see teens who tour the Canadian War Museum but don't yet understand the seriousness of war; paintballers who "play" weekend war games; also we hear from songwriter Ewan MacColl, a controversial activist who spoke out against war his entire life. Collectively, this stirring portrait dispels any romantic image of war and drives home its message that each new generation should remember the tragic nature of war, to help prevent its reoccurrence. Produced by Duncan Productions. 98/08DE JSCA 30 min.

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