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Setting Explosives


A CO in Montreal River prepares to blast away from rocks using dynamite. First, he places the dynamite and rolls out to the cord. He then attaches the cords to the detonator. After walking a safe distance away, he pushes the plunger and watches the dynamite explode. This was all part of building the Trans-Canada Highway.

Film Credit: "Conscientious Objectors in Alternative Service Camps, 1941-43, in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia," Rev. J. Harold Sherk Films. Mennonite Heritage Centre, Video Vol. 86.


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