Newsreels get rerelease

Newsreels get rerelease This year marked the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. As a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and its Operation Legacy, a group of committed young people who are dedicated to preserving Canad

This year marked the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

As a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and its Operation Legacy, a group of committed young people who are dedicated to preserving Canada’s military heritage, I would like to highlight this anniversary by making the public aware of The Canadian Army Newsreels being released on DVD by The War Amps.

In co-operation with Library and Archives Canada, The War Amps is making the complete set of The Canadian Army Newsreels available to the public for the first time, as part of its Military Heritage Series.

Featuring more than 20 hours of footage, this six-DVD set contains 106 newsreels filmed and produced by the Canadian Army Film Unit.

Army cameramen documented the Canadian troops in training and on the front lines. They scooped the world on major events, including the invasion of Sicily and D-Day.

Members of Operation Legacy are donating The Canadian Army Newsreels to their local libraries to help spread the message of remembrance to their communities across Canada.

A vignette about the Canadian Army Film Unit, and samples of the newsreels, can be viewed on The War Amps YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/warampsofcanada or at waramps.ca.

The newsreels and all documentaries in The War Amps Canadian Military Heritage Series are available at a cost-recovery price by calling 1 800 250-3030 or visiting waramps.ca.

Tara Klippert

Whitehorse