Nova Scotia Archives

'An East Coast Port'

Halifax in Wartime, 1939-1945


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This documentary examines the role played by Halifax in the Second World War, with an emphasis on the strategic importance of Halifax as a port city. The film also examines various aspects of wartime life in Halifax, particularly Haligonian's efforts to comfort and entertain the great numbers of service men passing through the city.

Date: 1945

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Services fonds Nova Scotia Archives Fc 46