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Pictures in Oshawa Nov 11, 2009

A collection of pictures of parade and event in Oshawa

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WW 2 NFB Film on Food and War

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-5774892958354867332&hl=en#docid=325207440181384086

Food, Weapon of Conquest
Watch this video on nfb.ca

This 1940s wartime newsreel shows the food shortage in Nazi-occupied countries that have been forced to hand over their farm produce to Germany, leaving their own populations hungry. Part of the Canada Carries On series.

Great Educational Resource

I found a great educational resource today developed by the founder of Wikipedia, Dr. Larry Sanger

The site is called Watchhow

The site states..

…imagine collecting all the best free educational videos made for children, and making them findable and watchable on one website. Then imagine creating many, many more such videos.

Just think: hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught in schools, in every major language on Earth.

http://www.watchhow.org

World War One History

The link to World War I videos and slideshows are at
http://www.watchknow.org/Default.aspx?content=2bdd8622-4736

World War Two History

http://www.watchknow.org/Default.aspx?Category=980

Oshawa Peacekeepers Day-1st Annual August 9th, 2009

Snafu Cartoon: Internet Archive

Private Snafu learns about the hazards of enemy booby traps the hard way.

This is one of 26 Private SNAFU (‘Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios – employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling’s music.

http://www.archive.org/details/booby_traps

Also
Private Snafu imagines the good times his family is having back home while he’s stationed in the Arctic. Technical Fairy First Class shows that even his family is helping with the war effort – his dad building tanks, his mom planting a Victory Garden, Grandpa riveting battleships, and his girl joining the WAC’s and even the family’s horse is pitching in.

This is one of 26 Private SNAFU (‘Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios – employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling’s music.

http://www.archive.org/details/home_front

William Sam Magee: Memories of WW 2

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Story One Hundred and Two: 1940 French Canadian Guards of Buckingham Palace

London 1940
A news reel illustrating how French Canadians soldiers replaced the Welsh Guards at Buckingham Palace

Vodpod videos no longer available.