An Overview of Canada Carries On

Introduction Canada Carries On (French: En avant Canada) was a series of short films by the National Film Board of Canada which ran from 1940 to 1959. The series was created as morale-boosting propaganda films during the Second World War. With the end of the war, the series lost its financial backing from the Wartime… Read More


What was Headline Hunters (1945)?

Introduction Headline Hunters is an 11-minute 1945 Canadian documentary film, part of the wartime Canada Carries On series, produced by Alan Field. The short film was made by the National Film Board of Canada. The film was a tribute to Canadian war correspondents who reported from the front lines in the Second World War. Synopsis… Read More

What is a War Film?

Introduction War film is a film genre concerned with warfare, typically about naval, air, or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama. It has been strongly associated with the 20th century. The fateful nature of battle scenes means that war films often end with them. Themes explored include combat, survival and escape, camaraderie… Read More

TV Productions Supported by the British Army (2016-2020)

Introduction Since 2016, the British Army has provided assistance to a variety of TV productions both ‘under contract’ and ‘out of contract’. What is Out of Contract? Unlike ‘under contract’, the Army does not keep a comprehensive list of projects for out of contract TV productions. They are programmes that are broader than Defence but… Read More