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Date > 1900 > 1950-1959

Military Ships - Transportation

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. The Canadian Navy, a powerful force during times of maritime conflict, has a variety of specialized vessels and equipment. Training films are available on this site as are informational clips regarding this equipment. The role our fleet has played on the international stage is also examined.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Dr. Gerald Bull: A Supersonic Scientist

Type: Film and Video

After working with wind tunnels in university, Gerald Bull is developing ways to use a gun to launch a missile.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Life on the Homefront: Hamilton, Ontario, a City at War - Canada and the War - Democracy at War

Type: DocumentImage

Stories of the contributions of the industrial centre of Hamilton to the war effort, both through military might and industry, make up a large part of the Spectator clippings in this collection.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Military Land Vehicles - Transportation

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. Snowmobiles, trucks and track vehicles are the major modes of transport used by Canadian land forces. On this site are found films on the background of these means of transportation and instructions on their operation.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Dr. Gerald Bull - Scientist, Weapons Maker, Dreamer

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

Dr. Gerald Bull was like a figure in a spy novel, designing arms for some of the world's harshest regimes. With no shortage of possible enemies, he died at the hands of an unknown assassin. But the Canadian-born artillery expert was also a brilliant scientist with a dream: to launch a satellite with a giant gun.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada: Saving HMCS Haida

Type: Document

Unlike so many of the Tribals, she was spared from the scrapyard, thanks to the efforts of a private organization, HAIDA Inc. which bought her from the Navy for use as a museum ship.

Site: Parks Canada

Military Aircraft and Airfields - Transportation

Type: DocumentAnimationFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. Canada's Air Force has played an important role in military history. In these films the equipment, training, and types of aircraft that make up this fighting force are explored.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Weapons and Warfare - National Security and Defence

Type: DocumentAnimationFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. A soldier must learn the proper use of his or her weapons. These films teach and inform about weapons and battle readiness in various branches of the Armed Forces. The possible horror created by using these weapons is explored in the animated film 'My Child,My Land'.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Type: Document

Like many Canadian air units formed during the Second World War, 408 'Goose' Tactical Helicopter Squadron has assumed various roles in its history. A brief profile is included in this resource along with a list of aircraft flown.

Site: National Defence

429 Transport Squadron

Type: Document

429 'Bison' (Tactical Airlift) Transport Squadron began as a bomber unit in 1942 and is active today in the tactical transport role.

Site: National Defence