Operation Gamescan 76

Operation Gamescan 76

| 57 min

This short documentary profiles the Canadian military’s organization, logistical, and security operations at the XXI Olympiad held in 1976 in Montréal. The scale of the operation was large: 16,000 troops were mobilized to provide protection for 7,500 athletes, countless VIPs, and the general public on 138 sites located in Montreal, Bromont, and Kingston. This film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the planning and synchronization necessary to mount a successful international event of massive proportions.

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Operation Gamescan 76, Michael Brun, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Michael Brun
  • script
    Michael Brun
  • camera
    Michael Brun
  • editing
    Michael Brun
  • producer
    Desmond Dew
  • sound
    Ross Monteath
  • narrator
    Richard Thomas

  • Faulpa59

    WOW! I remember . 40 years ago. I was 16 and I served with the 1st Canadian Signal Regiment during OPERATION GAMESCAN 76 in which the Canadian Armed Forces assisted in the Games of the XXI Olympiad.

    Faulpa59, 4 Aug 2016