Remembrance Day: In Memory of the Men and Women Who Have Served

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 118,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace. (Veterans Affairs Canada)

This collection features a selection of stories marking this special day, in which we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country.

  • 2015
  • 13-14
  • 50 Titles

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News in Review - May 2006 Afghan Fighting: Canadians Under Attack

In March 2006, Canadian soldiers began a dangerous new mission in Afghanistan. Operating from two bases in the city of Kandahar, they began taking part in combat operations against Taliban insurgents. It didn't take long before the Taliban struck back, killing and wounding some of our soldiers. In this News in Review story we'll take a look at our Canadian ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2006

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News in Review - November 2010 Afghanistan: A Frontline Report

Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end in July 2011. Some Canadians want that mission to continue, but how successful has it been? In this News in Review story we’ll go on a six-day patrol with the soldiers of Delta Company and show you what kind of challenges and dangers they must confront.
  • 2010
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2010

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  • Afghanistan: A Frontline Report

Doc Zone Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear

For Canada the stakes are unprecedented. More than a billion dollars in aid has been promised to Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime. And with close to 100 Canadian soldiers killed, the military mission in the war-torn country has exacted a considerable human toll. As the mammoth task of rebuilding Afghanistan continues, it's time to address a contentious ...
  • 2008
  • 01:28:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2006 Afghanistan: Canadians Prepare for War

Canadian soldiers are about to begin a new and dangerous mission in Afghanistan. Instead of just trying to keep the peace in that troubled country, they will take part in combat operations against Taliban insurgents. In this News and Review story we'll look at what our soldiers are trying to accomplish in Afghanistan. We'll show you how they are preparing ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2006

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News in Review - March 2005 Auschwitz: Remembering The Horror

On January 27, 1945, Soviet soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in southwestern Poland. More than one million people were murdered at the camp, most of them Jews. This year some of the survivors returned to Auschwitz and joined world leaders at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of its liberation. In this News in Review story ...
  • 2005
  • 00:10:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2005

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Beyond Words: Photographers of War

A raw, unflinching look at the role of the war photojournalist. Told from their point-of-view and with their startling and graphic images, Beyond Words takes you into the world of the combat photojournalist. Often living like gypsies, constantly moving, frequently in danger, this profession attracts a unique kind of individual. We learn about what they see and how they are ...
  • 2005
  • 00:57:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film Billy Bishop Goes to War

More than 30 years after first mounting their celebrated stage production of Billy Bishop Goes to War, Eric Peterson says he and musical accompanist John Gray have lost none of their ardour for the war hero's tale. Nearing the end of his life, an aged Bishop (Peterson) recounts the triumphs and horrors of The Great War, "the war to end all ...
  • 2010
  • 01:25:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Broken Heroes

Every Remembrance Day, we honour the sacrifices made by those who were killed or physically injured serving their country in wartime. But, what of those with the crippling but invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? In this Fifth Estate documentary, Gillian Findlay introduces us to three Canadian soldiers who served in Afghanistan. Jeff, Matt and Dave all speak candidly ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013