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Canadian Headlines of 1951

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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, VHS, digibeta.
"Canadian headlines of 1951 including: census taking, showing a five-generation family in Oshawa; stock taking; Korean war footage; the 25th Brigade for Europe; civil defence; woman marching in civilian clothing; Dew Line operations with Vampire jets and Mustang fighters taking off; NATO meeting; session of Parliament; newspaper headlines proclaiming a rise in the cost of living; iron ore development in Quebec; oil tanker filling up at Lake Head; delegation from the US looking over the St. Lawrence Waterway in preparation for the planning of the Seaway; opening of the CBC building on Dorchester Avenue in Montreal with shots of the interior of the building and announcers at microphones; the Canadian Film Awards presentation with Mary Pickford and Ernest Ouimet appearing; sports with footage of Lionel Conacher, football, a hockey game between the Maple Leafs and the Canadiens, basketball, ski jumping, baseball, cricket, and a football game between the Ottawa Rough Riders and a western team; daredevils stunting with cars in a stadium; an ill-fated attempt by Red Hill Jr. at riding over Niagara Falls in a barrel showing the start of the stunt and ending with the barrel in ruins; and a visit by Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip."

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: 16mm
"Outstanding Canadian news stories of 1951."
From the Catalogue of 16mm Educational Motion Pictures. Published by the Educational Media Division, Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1967.


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 25 (April 1952): 122.
"Glimpses of the main events in Canada in 1951, as recorded by the newsreel camera. Includes headlines from sports world, milestones in national affairs, glimpses of the Royal tour, etc."