Notre collection

iciFault Code: 1 Fault Reason: <class '_mysql_exceptions.OperationalError'>:(1130, "Host 'synchrontools.nfb.ca' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server") Fault Code: 1 Fault Reason: <class '_mysql_exceptions.OperationalError'>:(1130, "Host 'synchrontools.nfb.ca' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server")

Front Lines

Haut de la page

A tribute to the combatants in the First World War, this film traces the conflict through the war diary and private letters of five Canadian soldiers and a nurse. Hearing them, the listener detects between the lines an unspoken horror censored by war and propriety.

The film mingles war footage, historical photos and readings of excerpts from the diary and letters. The directorial talent of Claude Guilmain breathes life into these 90-year-old documents and accompanying archival images so that we experience the human face and heart of the conflict.

For the educational sector, five documentary vignettes have been drawn from the film: Nurses at the Front, The Officer's Role, The Life of the Soldier, Faith and Hope and The Trenches, each with further information on its particular subject.

2008, 33 min 51 s

Haut de la page

Aussi disponible sous

Haut de la page