Between 1944 and 1945, the Canadian Army was given the important yet deadly task of liberating the Netherlands. Told through the eyes of Canadian Lieutenant Wilf Gildersleeve of the Seaforth Highlanders and of Marguerite Blaisse, a Dutch civilian, this Heritage Minute commemorates the sacrifice of Canadians who fought and celebrates the bond formed between Canada and the Netherlands.
The Heritage Minutes are a collection of bilingual Canadian 60-second short films, each depicting a significant person, event or story in Canadian history. First released in 1991, they have been shown on television, in cinemas and online, and have become a part of Canadian culture.
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Lieutenant Wilf Gildersleeve – Frédéric Millaire-Zouvi
Marguerite Blaisse – Jenna Wheeler
End Narration – Peter Mansbridge
Director – François Gingras
Director of Photography – Jean-Pierre Gauthier
Producer – Sébastien Pigeon
Produced by Aetios Productions Inc.