The film industry however captured some of WWII issues on the silver screen, bringing the reality of that hard life for us to witness as children then and adults now.
Many of the following films are still available today on DVD or VHS. They were not so much propaganda, but the reality of life how it was, when many of our fathers and mothers lost their lives to preserve the freedom that we experience today.
We watched these films mostly in the 1950's and 1960's at our favourite theatres here in Fort William and Port Arthur, such as the Odeon's, the Paramount, the Royal, the Capitol and of course the Intercity Drive-In to name a few.
Another great film I remember from that era(actually released in 1955) was the Dam Busters. On May 16th and 17th of 1943 a truly major event in the history of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command took place. This film brought another true story to the Silver Screen.
The Following is a short film on a bit of the Dam Buster story.
The following two films, Men of the Sky and Across the Pacific were both released 70 years ago this year in 1942. Most of the other films shown below are still available to view today at video rental stores or at your public library.
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Bambi, also released in 1942, 70 years ago gave the fliers some "Nose Art" ideas.