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Canada at War, Part 7: Road to Ortona ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520053
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Stanley Clish, Donald Brittain, Peter Jones
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Documentary, History, Media and Communications, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1962
Running Time:  27:46


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July 1943 - January l944. The objective at last--Fortress Europe. The Canadian 1st Division, flanked by the British and Americans, pushes into Italy. Italians surrender but the Germans resist. Ortona, a 15th-century town, riddled with bullets and grenades, is taken by Canadians in fierce and costly street fighting.

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