Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lest We Forget: Documentaries to Watch For Remembrance Day

The following realistic and touching documentaries are ideal for Remembrance Day. 

Front Lines - Faith and Hope - This short documentary features veterans, and their letters to their loved ones back home. It is very emotional and allows you to easily relate to their feelings about their time that they served in the war. Link to documentary 

John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields - The documentary is all about John McCrae, including where he came from, his childhood, and how he tended to wounded soldiers in the World War II battlefields of Belgium. Link to documentary 

Fields of Sacrifice - In the documentary, the battlefields that the soldiers fought so hard on are shown as in the present. Link to the documentary 

And We Knew How to Dance: Women in World War I - This documentary explores the roles of some women during World War II, and how their hard work and perseverance paid off, when it came to entering the male-dominated world and work places. Link to documentary 

The Van Doos, 100 Years with the Royal 22e Regiment - The documentary was made in honor of a 100th Anniversary of the Royal 22e Regiment. The Royal 22e Regiment is very valuable because it was the only French-speaking Canadian large group of troops that fought in the World War. This documentary is very moving and viewers learn about untold history of this event, their personal lives, and the soldiers who were part of The Van Doos. Link to documentary