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Perhaps we (as in, yours truly) read too much into the WWII-era drama 49th Parallel.
This 1941 film serves propaganda straight up, courtesy of the British Ministry of Information. It was meant to sell a reluctant American public on joining the war in Europe.
Like any good sales pitch, the film uses fear to close the sale.
The plot centres on the crew of a German U-Boat who enter Canadian waters. The crew send a landing party to a trading post in the Hudson Bay area, making them the first known Nazis on Canadian soil. Their plan is to occupy the trading post and start bossing everyone around.
However, Canadian authorities discover the whereabouts of the…
Source: 49th Parallel: Britain’s Love Letter to Canada – Silver Screenings
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Thanks for re-blogging! I absolutely love this film.