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Battle of Queenston Heights film from 1950s-60s?

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  • dananield
    A friend recently posted photos on Facebook of his father as an aide to General Brock in what he thought was a NFB film from the late 1950s early 1960s,
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 24, 2013
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      A friend recently posted photos on Facebook of his father as an aide to General Brock in what he thought was a NFB film from the late 1950s early 1960s, however NFB has no record of such a film. The photos show lots of tents and trucks, actors in costume and looks like quite the endeavour. His father provided the horses for the shoot and ensured the actor who played Brock didn't fall off his horse!

      Anyone recall such a production? 

      Cheers!

      Dana
    • glenn stott
      In the 1950 s &60 s the CBC was more active in doing TV programing. These were 30 minute productions. Glenn Stott ... From: dananield@gmail.com To:
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 24, 2013
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        In the 1950's &60's the CBC was more active in doing TV programing.  These were 30 minute productions. 
        Glenn Stott
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        Subject: 1812 Battle of Queenston Heights film from 1950s-60s?

         

        A friend recently posted photos on Facebook of his father as an aide to General Brock in what he thought was a NFB film from the late 1950s early 1960s, however NFB has no record of such a film. The photos show lots of tents and trucks, actors in costume and looks like quite the endeavour. His father provided the horses for the shoot and ensured the actor who played Brock didn't fall off his horse!


        Anyone recall such a production? 

        Cheers!

        Dana

      • dananield
        Hi Folks, Thanks to Ian Gardner for some off-list assistance with my query. The film in question was “A Question of Identity: War of 1812” (1966)
        Message 3 of 3 , Sep 24, 2013
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          Hi Folks, 


          Thanks to Ian Gardner for some off-list assistance with my query. The film in question was “A Question of Identity: War of 1812” (1966)

           

          http://www.nfb.ca/film/ question_of_identity_war_1812


          Sean Dunnage's father was an ex-British Army Horse groomer who immigrated to Canada after the Second Great Unpleasantness. He was contacted by the NFB for the production, and supplied them with horses. He also trained some of the actors who had never been on horse, including the man who took the role of Brock, and took on a non-speaking role as Brocks aide.


          With Ian's help, Sean was able to find a copy of the film and scenes that his father, who passed away last year, was featured in.  Thanks to Ian, and this list, which it seems I've been lurking on for the better part of 10 years!


          Cheers!


          Dana

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