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Bomb Girls: A Documentary

Catalogue Number:  BADI00
Producer:  Barbara Dickson
Producers:  Dickson, Barbara
Directors:  Palmer, Mike
Subject:  Canadian History, Documentary, History, Social Sciences, Tech/Voc, Women's Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  24:17

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Scarboro’s Best Kept Secret.

“Bomb Girls: A Documentary” features five Canadian bomb girls sharing their incredible personal experiences of filling  ammunition containers with explosives at the GECO munitions plant in Scarborough, Ontario during the Second World War. The film includes interviews with historian Barbara Dickson along with five lovely bomb girls. Actual war-time footage of the Scarborough plant’s construction, its secretive tunnel system, and dangerous fuse-filling operations are portrayed. The story offers a softer, more light-hearted story, a welcome respite from the heaviness that can accompany a traditional war-time documentary.

Based on the book "Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo" by Barbara Dickson.

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