War Amps marks Remembrance Day with re-release of First World War documentaries

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - November 11th marks the anniversary of the end of the First World War, and is a day Canadians honour and remember those who have served and those who died.

To mark this Remembrance Day, The War Amps is re-releasing its First World War documentaries In Flanders Fields, The Blue Puttees (the story of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment), No Man's Land (about Canadian war artist Mary Riter Hamilton), If Ye Break Faith and John McDermott: The Tragedy of War.

In conjunction with Library and Archives Canada (LAC), The War Amps also recently released the historic Canadian Army Newsreels, making the complete set available to the public for the first time.  Featuring 20 hours of footage shot during World War II, this newest addition to the Association's internationally award-winning Military Heritage Series is a 6 DVD set containing 106 newsreels filmed and produced by the Canadian Army Film Unit.

A vignette telling the fascinating story of the Canadian Army Film Unit, as well as additional clips and vignettes from the Military Heritage Series, can be viewed on The War Amps YouTube channel at youtube.com/warampsofcanada.

Like all War Amps productions, these documentaries were funded by corporate donations, and are available to the public at a cost-recovery price by calling toll-free 1 800 250-3030 or at waramps.ca.

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