Birth of a Giant – The Canadair Argus

This documentary short tells the story of the conception, construction and testing of the largest Canadian aircraft of its time – the Canadair Argus. A marine reconnaissance aircraft, the Argus was designed and manufactured by Canadair for the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Air Force. In its early years, it was reputedly the finest anti-submarine patrol bomber in the world. Birth of a Giant, Hugh O’Connor, provided by the National Film Board of Canada Image courtesy of Comox Air Force Museum

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NFB Colorizing Old Film Prints

Return to Vimy Combining painstakingly restored and colourized NFB archival footage with animation, the newly released short film Return to Vimy tells the story of a young woman who travels to the Vimy Memorial to create a charcoal imprint of the engraved name of her great-grandfather, who died in combat there. Clickhere to view one of the archival clips used (before restoration): the only known panoramic shot of Vimy Ridge filmed right after the Canadian victory. Watch the clip

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