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2000 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Documentary film on the planning and construction of the 1600 mile pipeline system to convey crude oil from Norman Wells, North West Territories, to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, the Alaska Highway, and the erection of an oil refinery at Whitehorse; all part of the CANOL defense project undertaken by the Canadian and United States's governments in 1942, designed to increase the production of oil in the Northwest Territories to supply the armed forces in northern Canada and Alaska during World War II. Film sequences showing the rigorous conditions civilians and army engineers worked in; the pioneering and construction of all the essential supply lines; the erection of relay camps, construction of air fields, and the installation of telephone lines and pumping stations, etc."

CANOL is an acronym for Canadian Oil.