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Video - Donald Fraser - We were there

Silent News Reel -- Canadians Capture Vimy Ridge
This government-made film was made shortly after the battle for Vimy Ridge and was probably circulated to movie theatres across Canada. It uses some elaborate animation to dramatize Canadian troop movements. Since actual battle footage was rarely available, most scenes commonly seen in First World War documentaries are from staged re-enactments.

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Graphic Consultants Collection
Can 4252, 4251

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