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Item Description 

Manitoba Fights for Freedom

Creator 

Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources

Date 

1944

Fonds/Series Title 

Films promoting tourism and industry

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Notes 

The film outlines the Manitoba war effort: men and women at work in munitions factories, meat plants, garment factories and airplane manufacturing. Also shown are men in paratroop and artillery training.

Government Schedule No. 

A 0237

Accession No. 

GR8398


Location and Ordering Information

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Location Code 

V34

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Further Information about the File or Item


Audio/Video Files:

Original Format 

1 film reel: acetate, silent, release print

Colour 

Colour

Size 

16 mm

Time 

33 min., 4 sec.

Former Codes 

AV B 15

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Item Details 

IdentifierContent

00:00

title "the Department of Mines and Natural Resources presents Manitoba Fights for Freedom"

00:23

title: "Manitoba's industrial, economic, and manpower resources, mobilized for was have established new records in all lines of production. With pride in Manitoba's accomplishment, and in tribute to management and labour alike, the department brings to you these highlights from the home front."

00:37

plane flying overhead and dropping parachutes; shots of them floating down

01:20

picking up parachutes and pile into nearby truck

01:35

tower from which men practice jumping with parachutes

02:39

combat training, fighting, running, shooting, etc.

02:52

men lie on ground, shooting targets

02:58

soldiers marching in front of barracks over hill, through bush

03:21

artillery training, firing artillery

03:35

women's army corps marching down street

04:14

"Worn out machinery of every description adds to the scrap piles from which Manitoba produces its shell steel"

04:19

shots of huge piles of scrap metal

04:36

men gathering and processing uneable scrap metal

04:59

shots at foundry of workers processing the metal - blast furnaces, etc.

06:22

shot of shells piling up outside factory

06:28

turning hot iron into shells at the foundry

09:09

men and women working in the assembly line

12:22

title "Manitoba factories equipped with a wide range of heavy machinery from peacetime production were ready to meet many of the demands of war"

12:27

men and women working with heavy machines, factory work producing various implements of war, shots showing variety of things being constructed

13:40

man spray painting large cannisters

13:58

women and men at work welding and assembly products

18:51

title "The foundation of Manitoba economy has long been the production of foodstuffs for world-wide markets. Immense packing plants were ready to meet Britain's call for bacon and other meat products"

18:54

shots showing women and men package and inspect meat being processed and packaged

19:23

meat canning assembly line and machine production

20:15

men carving up meat

20:47

"Modern factories work at peak capacity to produce clothing, boots, and blankets for the armed services."

20:52

shots of men and women sewing and cutting material

23:06

shots of cotton mill

24:55

title "Training planes for RCAF schools throughout the west are built and overhauled in Manitoba shops"

24:59

shots of factory - Standard Aero Engine Works Ltd; men entering factory

25:11

shots of various parts of plane being constructed from start to finish by women and men, Mid-West Aircraft Ltd.

29:38

shot of planes out on lot

29:52

shots of construction of plane bodies

30:43

workers filing out of factory

30:52

shots of planes (Bolingbroke) (Blenheim) fighter bombers being worked on at factory and wheeled outside

31:31

men and women punching time cards and leaving factory

31:52

soldiers and bands marching down Memorial Boulevard (Legislative Building, The Bay, Winnipeg Auditorium in background)

32:11

shots of planes in flight

33:04

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