New film highlights Lakeview war effort

(Screenshot: Heritage Mississauga)
(Screenshot: Heritage Mississauga)
BY KELLY ROCHE
A short film celebrating the people who worked for a Lakeview munitions factory during the Second World War has been released by Heritage Mississauga.
The Small Arms Factory, used for manufacturing firearms and ammunition for Canada and the UK, plays a starring role in the four-minute flick.
“The video commemorates the significant role that munitions workers, and this building, played in the wartime effort at home and abroad,” historian Matthew Wilkinson said in a news release.
More than 14,000 women and men were supporting the war effort. Five people who worked during the 1940s are profiled in Memories of Small Arms Limited; enter Building 12, the only remaining structure.
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