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Romance Of Transportation

Canada, 1953 (MIFF 1954, Going Places)

An animated film in which visual, commentary and music combine in a sprightly account of one phase of transport history in Canada. The conquest of Canada's vast distances and varied terrain is pictured from the first footpath trodden by early explorers through canoe, barge and steamboat, oxcart, railway and automobile to the aircraft of today and tomorrow.

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