Lest We Forget (1934)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Reunion Films, War Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Produced on behalf of the Canadian Legion, Lest We Forget offers a different perspective of the First World War. The film emphasizes repeatedly that North America's participation in WWI preceded the United States' 1917 entry by several years. As a part of the British Empire, Canada was expected to "do its part" from the outset of the war, and this patriotic fervor intensified after the sinking of the Lusitania. Newsreel footage of the war is combined with dramatized re-enactments, the most unforgettable of which is the bombing of a Canadian hospital, which cost the lives of 23 Red Cross nurses. Canadian army captain F. C. Badgeley was technical advisor for Lest We Forget, while the narration was provided by Capt. W.W. Murray and Rupert Caplan.



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