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The Thousand Days

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Description "The Thousand Days" was the first Canadian-produced film to be given distribution through the U.S. Office of War Information during WWII (Showmen's Trade Review, 1943, 30). The film is a dramatic chronological review of WWII which portrays the development of Canada's war efforts from September 3, 1939 through the first thousand days of the war. Describes the initial view of the war as "distant" to Canadians, but gaining impact domestically throughout the three years. Includes news footage of Winston Churchill addressing the Canadian Parliament, women working in wartime factories, scenes of Catholic priests discussing peace and the war, the building of the Alaska-Canada Highway, and Canadian tank and aircraft production. "Depicts the expansion and preparation of Canada during the 1000 days Canada has been at war-factories converted to war production, internment camps for Nazi prisoners, havens for English children bombed from their homes, a hospital for men wounded overseas, and civilians registered for national service." (War Films Bulletin of the Extension Division, Indiana University, February, 1943, 7)
Creator U.S. Office of War Information Bureau of Motion Pictures
B.E. Norrish
Associated Screen Studios
Contributor Gordon Sparling: director
Alex R. Thom: editor
Walter Darling: recorded by
Lucio Agostini: music by
Date Issued 1942
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 21:16
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage British Columbia, Canada
Hong Kong
Temporal Coverage September 3, 1939 (Britain and France declared war or Germany)