Thursday, January 13, 2011

A New Look at Canadian Naval History

The 8 December issue of the Canadian Forces newspaper The Maple Leaf featured a piece on "Convoy", a four part documentary telling the story of the Battle of the Atlantic in World War Two. Using live actors and recreations, veteran interviews, historians' commentary and archival footage, this series offers a significant and well-told look this campaign, with a lot of attention on Canada's important role in it. I've managed to see the first episode and thought it was excellent.

Actors portray Second World War sailors in "Convoy".

Military chapels in Canada still observe Battle of the Atlantic Sunday the first Sunday of May every year, and military chaplains will find plenty of footage, images, and material to include in their services on this occasion.

Convoy won the first prize in the historical category at the 21st Annual Military Film Festival in Braciano, Italy. It can be viewed online at the History Channel website here.

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