World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France  

The National Three First World War soldiers identified as Canadians

The remains of three Canadian soldiers who died fighting in northern France during the First World War have recently been identified. The three soldiers from Winnipeg fought in the Battle of Hill 70 in August 1917, the first major action to be led by a Canadian commander. Canadian forces suffered 9,200 casualties in the battle.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Identifying the remains of lost soldiers

Identifying the remains of soldiers lost in war is a long process involving hours of careful work. Many have gone unidentified for decades. For those tasked with examining them, they know the closure it brings to the families who lost loved ones makes it worthwhile.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Service and Sacrifice (1916-1929)

Bravery and sacrifice define our new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight – a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It's not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The National Forgotten Chinese-Canadian Fought in WWI's Battle of Hill 70

Frederick Lee was one of a few hundred young men of Chinese descent who volunteered to fight for Canada in WWI, in an era when even those Chinese-Canadians born in Canada were considered aliens and denied the right to vote. He fought in the little known but strategically crucial Battle of Hill 70. Until recently, few knew about his contributions.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The National Canadians Lack Knowledge of War

Canadians may consider the First World War important. But they don't necessarily know many facts about it.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/12/2017

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Newfoundland at Armageddon

One hundred years ago, on July 1st, 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment took part in a massive First World War offensive on the Somme, led by the British to liberate France and Belgium from the claws of the Germans. Some 800 soldiers from the Regiment went over the top that morning, near Beaumont-Hamel in France. The following day only 68 were ...
  • 2016
  • 01:28:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2016

News in Review - May 2007 Remembering Vimy Ridge

On Easter Monday 2007, Canadians marked the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The battle cost the lives of more than 3,000 Canadians, but contributed greatly to Canada’s sense of nationhood. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the commemoration ceremonies that were held in France and in Canada. We’ll also look at the renovated monument ...
  • 2007
  • 00:14:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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News in Review - May 1992 Vimy Ridge: Sacrifice and Courage

Dan Bjarnason was in Europe for the Vimy Ridge commemoration ceremony. In this report he reviews the Canadian victory in 1917, the celebrations of 1992, the memories, and the historical perspective in which we now see this important event.
  • 1992
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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