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Wide Is the Field

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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm.
"This film details the contributions made by the women of the Canadian Red Cross during the Second World War. Shots include: newsreel footage of the bombing of London; buildings on fire; civilians taking refuge in a bomb shelter and being helped by Red Cross nurses; a portrait of Winston Churchill being taken out of a bombed out art gallery; Canadian Red Cross volunteers making clothing for English air raid victims; filling cardboard boxes full of canned goods and tobacco to be shipped overseas for Canadian prisoners of war; Queen Elizabeth touring Red Cross Headquarters and inspecting the clothes made by Canadian women; Canadian troops landing at Normandy; Red Cross hospital tent near the Italian front which was staffed by Quebec women from the Red Cross corps overseas detachment."