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The Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit (CFPU) was the last such unit formed by the allied armies. But, they were the first in scooping the world on the major events in Europe: the invasion ... See full summary »

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James O'Regan

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James O'Regan
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Al Calder Al Calder ... Himself
James O'Regan James O'Regan ... Narrator
Charles Roos Charles Roos ... Himself
Michael Spencer Michael Spencer ... Himself
Lew Weeks Lew Weeks ... Himself
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The Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit (CFPU) was the last such unit formed by the allied armies. But, they were the first in scooping the world on the major events in Europe: the invasion of Sicily, the top story of the century - D-Day1, the liberation of Paris, the Elbe River link up of the Allied armies, the first feature documentary shot while under fire, and only footage shot of action leading to a Victoria Cross. This documentary has its own first. Viewers will see, for the first time, original colour footage of the D-Day operation. They will see clips of the unit's first production Wood for War about the Canadian Forestry Corps at work in Scotland, as well as clips from the CFPU's own newsreels, both never before seen on television. Through fresh interviews with veterans of the CFPU and its archival newsreels, viewers will see the story from the men who shot the film: Charles Roos, the first allied cameraman ashore on D-day; the late Al Calder, who parachuted over the Rhine and ... Written by Anonymous

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About the WWII operations of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit

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19 April 2005 (Canada) See more »

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It gave me goosebumps
27 June 2005 | by rjette-1See all my reviews

D-Day was a day in history that changed the world. But until now, the story of the landing at Juno beach was just a history lesson. "Shooters" brought it home for me -- and for my wife and seven-year-old daughter.

To see the actual footage of those brave men jumping off the landing craft into the shallow waters off Juno Beach and lay their lives on the line for all those who followed was truly an awe-inspiring moment.

Congratulations to some fine Canadian filmmakers. You make us proud -- and you make us think.

Ron Jette Ottawa, Canada


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