WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)

WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)

    Price: $995.00

    Code: 2143
    Format: DVD

    Directed By: Noble Streets International
    2005, 5-parts, 60 minute each
    Purchase: $995 | Classroom Rental: $85

    Nurses on the Battlefield: One operation every 15 minutes, 98 operation in less than 24 hours – These are gritty sometimes disturbing images of the reality of war. Nurses on theBattlefield presents seldom seen footage - shot in surgical stations where operations are performedand amputations are the norm. Haunting images from a now abandoned ArmyHospital in Aldershot, England give added realism. Nurses on the Battlefield demonstrates the true horror or war, where pain and suffering are a reality. A legacy of courage and duty these military nurses forged a bond under fire, which is still relevant today. And captured at their reunion in Charlottetown.

    Eyewitness to War: For five years Gladys Arnold watched and wrote of a war she knewwas coming, but others denied. In 1935 she was a reporter in France, sure of two things:Her objectivity and pacifism. Stirred by anti-Semitism and the cruelties she witnessedacross England, Italy, Spain, France and Germany, she went to battle by becoming a journalistfor the Canadian Press. When Germany rolled into Paris, Gladys was forced to flee –but her passionate words stirred a slumbering nation. Within those years, Gladys Arnold was transformed into an impassioned activist. Helping lead others into support for deGaulle and his French people. Eyewitness to War is a gripping story of one woman’s transformation from pacifist to activist.

    Rescue from Sumatra: “One Woman Ordered – The Enemy Obeyed – 2000 WereSaved” – that’s how news reports at the end of The Second World War covered the remarkablestory of Joan Bamford Fletcher. She is the only woman ever known to command 70 Japanese Solders. She used them to blast a path to safety for Dutch imprisoned on Sumatra.Six weeks and 21 convoys later, Joan had moved 2000 men, women and children through jungles, mountains and Indonesians in rebellion. Rescue from Sumatra is a visually exciting, multi-layered, fast moving, exotic story. As historian Dean Oliver says: “In simplest terms this is a woman who in extraordinary times put her life on the line to save several thousand people that she didn’t know. That is a human interest story of the first order and by anybody’s definition that is heroism of the highest grade”.

    Showtime at the Front: Tells the story of the army show entertainers who faced thehazards of war to give the boys “A taste of home”. Showtime at the Front explores the beginning of the army show, the conditions they faced and their adventures through Italy, Europe and England. The realities however were beyond their imagination. They saw starvation in Holland and the death camps of Belsen. However, the entertainers only mission:“to boost the morale of the troops”

    A Time for Courage: Violet Milstead ferried powerful military aircraft, from single engine Spitfires to The Hurricane and Mosquito's. Denied the right to fly in the RCAF, Canadian pilot Milstead chose to volunteer for civilian service in Britain’s Air TransportAuxiliary. She flew over 700 hours in 99 different aircraft. Violet navigated without a radio,through fog and clouds, with a map, compass, dead reckoning and a prayer. Archival footage, photographs, poster and commentary form aviation historian and author Shirley Render, draw viewers back to the time when the battle for the skies intensified.

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    "Eyewitness to War is one of the 5-part series, Women of Courage: Untold Stories of WWII. The other titles are Nurses on the Battlefield, Rescue from Sumatra, Showtime at the Front, and A Time for Courage. The facts of these programs are an important contribution to study of the role of women in the Second World War” - EMRO

    Eyewitness [to War] will help students understand how the Western press alerted the public to the Nazi threat and encouraged resistance to it, while Rescue [to Sumatra] reports on the often-overlooked devastation and chaos of post-war Eastern Asia, making both good supplemental choices for secondary history classes.” – School Library Journal

    Showtime at the Front provides an interesting look at a particular piece of Canadian military history and also gives viewers a look at the profound impact war can have upon the young people who take part, and upon the country that must send them into battle. It should be of interest to World War II buffs and theatre researchers alike. It would make a good addition to any public or academic library.” - EMRO

    "Nurses on the Battlefield is highly recommended particularly for libraries with nursing and women’s studies collections.” - EMRO

    Highly recommended. The women of the ATA made a significant contribution to the allied war effort. It is time that these brave women and men were given recognition. Everyone should welcome this exceptional video. Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and other Commonwealth libraries will definitely want this program. I believe that it could also be useful in Women’s Studies, World War II and Twentieth Century History courses in university and college libraries." - EMRO

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