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Canada: The Story of Us United at War (1939-1944)

WWII, a war even more terrible than the last, demands courage, commitment and ingenuity. Canada meets this challenge head on, giving everything we have at home and abroad. Canadians come together, working and fighting for a common cause. United – at war. Features stories/events include: building planes / Battle of Britain, women joining the workforce to support the war effort, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

CBC News D-Day 70: Youngsters Honour Sacrifices

In a unique and meaningful way, elementary school students in Regina honour the veterans of the Regina Rifles, one of the first Canadian regiments to land on D-Day.
  • 2014
  • 00:03:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

The National The Lancaster Bomber: D-Day's Workhorse

The aircraft that supported the troops in the days and hours before D-Day took on legendary status. The most famous of all was the Lancaster. Today, only two in the world still fly, and one is at the Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, ON. We buckle up with Peter Mansbridge for a trip back in time.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

The National D-Day 70: The Veterans

Canadian soldiers Norman Corke, Nelson Earle, John Hadley, Wally Metcalfe and Cyril Roach all took part in the Normandy campaign. They share with us their hopes, fears and memories of D-Day, one of the most important days of World War II.
  • 2014
  • 00:10:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National D-Day 70: A Canadian Medic's Photo

D-Day and the battle at Normandy have been enshrined in thousands of photographs. In one iconic picture taken in France a few days after the historic attack, Canadian medic William Curtis helps two young French boys. Seventy years later, Curtis' daughter and grandson make the pilgrimage back to Europe to track down the truth about this poignant image.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National D-Day 70: Juno Beach Inspires Teacher

Neil Orford is one of those high school teachers you don't forget. But it is Juno Beach he wants students to remember. He is deeply committed to that place and that moment when Canadian troops landed on what will always be remembered as D-Day. "I think Juno Beach is a sacred piece of Canadian territory in another land," says the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National D-Day 70: Live Coverage

Join Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge as we relive the most memorable and poignant moments of CBC News’ coverage from Normandy of the 70th anniversary of D-Day — the day Allied forces turned the tide of World War II. This live event featured the ceremony at Juno Beach, attended by veterans and their families, students, royalty and dignitaries, and the personal ...
  • 2014
  • 00:32:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/25/2014

CBC News D-Day 60th

They landed in the early morning hours, a part of the greatest miliary invasion in history. June 6, 1944 — D-Day. Sixty years later, we remember the heroism and the sacrifice on the beaches of Normandy. Join Peter Mansbridge as we re-live the most memorable and poignant moments of the 60th anniversary of D-Day: the ceremony at the Canadian cemetery ...
  • 2004
  • 01:55:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Canadians on D-Day: The Juno Beach Centre

June 6, 1944 was D-Day. Canadian soldiers took part in the largest military operation in history: the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. On that day, Canadians accomplished every mission assigned to them. On June 6, 2003 veterans who fought on that historic day accomplished another mission. They saw their dream of a museum to commemorate Canada’s wartime contributions come to ...
  • 2003
  • 01:31:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History The Crucible

Episode 14: 1940 to 1946 CE. Canada comes of age in the anguish of World War II, with soldiers on the beaches at Dieppe and women in the industrial work force back home. The country's military role, and the domestic, social and political consequences of the war are traced through poignant stories of Canadians on both sides of the Atlantic. ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Canadian Experience The 13th Mission

The 13th Mission tells the true wartime story of the Lancaster bomber, the women who built it, the men who flew it, and the heroism and personal sacrifice endured on both sides of the Atlantic. In the spring of 1944 all of Europe was at war, and one million Canadians worked day and night to supply guns, tanks, ships and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:48:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Hard Times

Episode 13: 1929 to 1940 CE. Canada's economy collapses during the 1930s, creating a prolonged political and social crisis. In the context of the Dust Bowl, the relief camps and the Regina Riot, political leaders such as William Aberhart, Maurice Duplessis and Mitchell Hepburn capture national attention. Meanwhile, an increasingly menacing international climate sees the rise of fascism and mounting ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May D-Day: 50 Years Later

Important archival footage is the backdrop against which the importance of the commemoration of the Normandy invasion is assessed.
  • 1994
  • 00:10:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1994

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