Films Canadian Military Films

Battle of Britain (1969)
Guy Hamilton

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK....

Battle of the Atlantic

The video—narrated by Canadian musician and artist Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea—takes us back to Sept. 3, 1939, when a German U-boat torpedoed the ocean liner SS Athenia just hours after Britain had...

Canada at War (1962)

Canada at War is a 13 part Canadian World War II documentary television series which aired on CBC Television in 1962.

Captains of the Clouds (1942)
Michael Curtiz

Inspired by Churchill’s Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers. Captains of the Clouds aimed to show Americans,...

Corvette K-225 (1943)
Richard Rosson, Howard Hawks

The story of a Canadian WWII naval vessel, with a dramatic subplot concerning her first captain.

D-Day Film of Juno Beach (1944)
Sergeant Bill Grant

The most significant D-Day film footage was shot on Juno Beach by Sergeant Bill Grant. The film shows Canadian troops of the North Shore Regiment landing on Juno Beach, on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

For King And Country (2004)

In this 6 episode series historian, Norm Christie, examines the old battlefields, visiting the cemeteries and memorials that hold the secrets to the legacy and sacrifices of the Canadians in the Second World War.

For King And Empire (2005)

In this 6 episode series historian, Norm Christie, examines the old battlefields, visiting the cemeteries and memorials that hold the secrets to the legacy and sacrifices of the Canadians in the Great War.

Greatest Tank Battles – Deathtrap in Ortona

Canadian tank crews fight a deadly war against elite German Panzer forces in the rugged Italian mountains and the streets of Ortona.

Hyena Road (2015)
Paul Gross

Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars – all stand at the intersection of modern warfare – a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems. Set in...

Letter from Camp Borden (1941)
Raymond Spottiswoode

Letter from Camp Borden is a 17-minute 1941 Canadian documentary film, made by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) as part of the wartime Canada Carries On series. The film was directed by...

Passchendaele (2008)
Paul Gross

The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele.

Storming Juno (2010)
Tim Wolochatiuk

Storming Juno is a landmark 90-minute docu-drama based on the true stories and events that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944 at the Juno Beach, where Canadian troops stormed ashore to join in...

The Dam Busters (1955)
Michael Anderson

The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective. The Dam Busters chronicles the story of 617 Squadron,...

The Devil’s Brigade (1968)
Andrew V. McLaglen

An American colonel who has never been in combat is assigned to create a special forces unit from Canadian Army troops and a ragtag group of U.S. Army misfits.

Vimy Ridge Heaven to Hell (2007)
Matt Gallagher

Viewers will be on the ground with the Canadian Corps through a battlefield archaeological excavation. Found objects are subject to analysis-each one allowed to tell its own unique story; to reveal the untold personal...

Waging Peace: Canada in Afghanistan (2012)

Canada’s Only Independently funded and filmed documentary on our mission in Afghanistan. Follows Canadian Richard Fitoussi on a personal quest into the fiercest parts of Afghanistan’s war-torn southern frontier to learn why Canadian soldiers...

World War One Hidden Stories: Canada’s Soldier (2014)

In the Remembrance Day special “Canada’s Soldier,” Peter Mansbridge retraces the steps that Canadians took as they were dispatched to fight in first World War. Many memories from the Great War remain cloaked in...