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Camp X (2014)

The story of how a secret agent training school established in Canada during World War Two - and the training manual created specifically for it - laid the foundations for modern espionage in North America and gave birth to the CIA.
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Credited cast:
Rael Abreu Rael Abreu ... Immigrant
Michael Allcock ... Narrator
Alan Blenkinsopp Alan Blenkinsopp ... Bill Donovan
Igor Filipovic Igor Filipovic ... Wermacht officer
Tim Funnel Tim Funnel ... Paul Dehn
Graham Gauthier Graham Gauthier ... William Fairbairn
Artjom Gilz ... Igor Gouzenko
Charlie Hamilton Charlie Hamilton ... Guy D'Artois
Shawn J. Hamilton ... William Stephenson
Ben Hayward Ben Hayward ... Frank Gleason
Dave Lapsley Dave Lapsley ... Norm Delahunty
Kym Wyatt McKenzie ... Robert Cordell
Marina Moreira ... Catalina
Drew Moss Drew Moss ... Nazi Guard
David O'Keefe David O'Keefe ... Self - Host


During the Second World War, with Hitler's forces dominating Western Europe, the Allies knew that conventional warfare alone would not be enough for victory over the brutal Nazi regime. What they needed were secret agents, who could be dropped into enemy territory to gather intelligence, organize the resistance, and cause chaos through any means possible. But while Britain was not well versed in clandestine warfare, the USA nor Canada had any experience whatsoever of sending spies behind enemy lines. In espionage terms, Britain stood alone. So a joint plan was forged between Britain and America to train an army of spies in the dark arts of sabotage, subversion, and guerilla warfare. To help keep the new Anglo-American alliance a secret, the decision was made to set up the elite school in Canada, close to Toronto. Overseen by British experts and instructors, it was known officially as Special Training School 103. But to those who trained there it went by another name - CAMP X. Opening ... Written by Yap Films

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What documentaries should be
27 October 2017 | by SyoKennexSee all my reviews

Camp X is a two-part documentary from Canada, about Camp X, where the first spies for Britain and America were trained during the Second World War. Seeing this on the History Channel, I quickly set it to record in order to sit and watch it through. Something that was highly secretive, and wasn't well known about. Something that isn't really spoke or talked about within England, I was definitely excited to learn more about Camp X.

First of all, I think that splitting the documentary into two parts was a good idea. Instead of trying to force so much information into one 45 minute documentary, we were given an hour and a half of information, and the first part even ended in a cliff hanger that made me for sure want to watch on. Even if I wasn't already interested in watching it, the cliff hanger for sure caught my attention more than it already was.

The information in this is precise. It's lengthy, and has all the details, but it is still precise. The documentary doesn't give us more than we need to know, and keeps things simple. Although a little infuriating for such simple terms to be used, and then explained, this is really well done. Anyone watching it can listen to the information, understand what this information is and what it means, and it allows much more understanding. People are more likely to watch this.

I don't think there is anything I would change about this documentary, and I definitely recommend it to anyone with interest in the subject matter. This was really well rounded, with accurate information, and a clear and precise learning method. Everything a documentary should be.

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14 July 2014 (Canada) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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16:9 HD
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