Documentaries

39-45, en sol canadien

( Season 1 )
The TV presenter Claude Legault looks back at some of the most memorable events that took place in Canada during the Second World War. He collects the personal stories of men and women whose experiences were unforgettable, sometimes unimaginable.

Directed by: Éric Morin, Sarah Fortin (Canada, 2021)
Narrated by: Claude Legault

Episodes

Episode
8
L'appel du front
Called to the front

1 September 1939. Germany invades Poland, France and Great Britain declare war, Canada follows suit. The Second World War has begun and Canada's young men decide to enlist as volunteers. One such was Évariste Lagacé, Claude Legault's uncle.

Directed by: Sarah Fortin (Canada, 2021)
Narrated by: Claude Legault
Episode
9
Anti-Semitism, in Canada as well

If Nazi Germany clearly deserves the abhorrent gold medal for anti-Semitism, Canada's hands aren't totally clean. There was a growing anti-Jewish movement here as well. Claude Legault meets some of the descendants of those who suffered discrimination and insults.

Directed by: Sarah Fortin (Canada, 2021)
Narrated by: Claude Legault
Episode
10
Our version of history

The Canadian government needed to persuade its population to participate in the general effort. As Claude Legault learns, a major propaganda campaign was launched right from the start of the war. Newspapers, radio, films: the war had to be sold to public opinion and minds controlled by fear or patriotism.

Directed by: Sarah Fortin (Canada, 2021)
Narrated by: Claude Legault