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The Canteen Spirit
The Canteen Spirit
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 0min

The Canteen Spirit chronicles the story of the World War II North Platte Canteen, which made history when residents of 125 communities from across the state greeted millions of soldiers, over a nearly five-year period, as ...  more »


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Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A WWll Veteran's Review of The Canteen Spirit
Carol Clites | 11/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

According to my father, who is a WWll veteran who passed through North Platte, Nebraska on August 11, 1943, THE CANTEEN SPIRIT was accurate in its portrayal of the events that took place at the canteen. The materials used to present the DVD were actual pictures taken at that time. The interviews of the people who worked there tell the story of their war effort to make the "boys" feel special for the few minutes that they were there. The North Platte stop was impressive to the "boys" to find such generosity out in the middle of nowhere. My father recommends that you buy the DVD. It met his expectations."