Regarding the article “Scooping the War” [October-November 2016]: I have had a copy of the Canadian Army Newsreels for some years.
They are quite interesting to watch, but we were watching them with no background information as to how they came to be or what they really were. We did not understand why, at first, only training was shown and later, as the war years moved on, there was more actual action in the war.
Your article gave us the background that we were missing: the why, the what and the how. Thanks!
In case any readers are interested, they are available in complete form (106 newsreels on six DVDs) from The War Amps (waramps.ca) for $20. Sylvia Borstlap Haywood, Manitoba