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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 ( for $20. Sylvia Borst­lap Hay­wood, Man­i­toba

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