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Canadian Army Newsreel No. 45

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45.1 Colonel J.L. Ralston Tours Battlefronts Vincent Massey, General P.J. Montague, General Kenneth Stuart and public relations officers greet Defence Minister James L. Ralston in an English airfield; in Belgium, Ralston chats with wounded soldiers at the Canadian General Hospital; Commanding Officer Colonel Hume and Principal Matron Major M.M. McLaren see the General off; Ralston inspects troops in Belgium. 45.2 The King Honours Front Line Canadians King George is greeted by Lieutenant Guy Simonds at a Belgian airfield; ceremony on a parade square; Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery attends; General Simonds and Major General D.C. Spry, Brigadier H.P.E. Lang, Brigadier J.A.W. Bennett, Brigadier C. Fenwick, Brigadier W.G. Rope, Brigadier J.T. Sprague receive awards; Montgomery congratulates them; inspection of the guard of honour; Prince Charles, the regent of Belgium, in attendance. 45.3 Pulp Logging High-power chain saws are used to fell huge trees on the Pacific Coast of Canada; the trees are pulled out of the forest and placed on trucks; the logs are dumped into the water and poled into place; tug boats push the log rafts to the mill; the logs move by conveyor to the mill; they are stripped and made into boards and newsprint. 45.4 Italy – Onward from Rimini Light tanks and vehicles gather near Rimini and move across a valley; gunfire; a flooded river; a motorcycle moves through heavy mud; a tank is towed out of the mud; the ruins of a village; destroyed German guns; Italians examine German equipment left behind. 45.5 Belgium – Closing the Scheldt Pocket Troop trucks move across the canal; citizens wave at them; destroyed enemy armoured transport abandoned in the retreat; pontoon bridge construction; smoke screens created by British Pioneer Corps; flooded areas; Typhoon plane attacks the enemy by dive bombing the area with machine guns after dropping its payload; troops advance to the Dutch frontier; crowds wave at the soldiers. To order the complete six DVD set of The Canadian Army Newsreels, please visit http://www.waramps.ca/military/canr.html.