World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada  

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 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

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

Feature Film Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

On December 6, 1917, Halifax became a casualty of WWI when the Mont-Blanc, a French-owned freighter loaded with thousands of tons of explosives collided with a Belgian relief ship in Halifax Harbour. The explosion and shockwaves killed 2,000 people, injured 9,000 and flattened two square kilometers of the city. Out of the carnage came stories of small sacrifices and great ...
  • 2003
  • 02:57:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Ordeal by Fire

Canada's heavy military role in World War I (60,000 dead in a population of eight million) transforms its society, its politics and its place in the world. The horror, bravery and sacrifice of trench warfare are evoked in Canada's great battles: Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Courcelette and Passchendaele. The domestic consequences of Canada's war effort are also wrenching – ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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 - December 2003 Digging History

High school history class for many people was a place where textbooks were sure to be found. History was a subject that we all knew we should learn, but some students had a tough time making it stick. These days, history lessons are certainly sticking with high school students in Tillsonburg, Ontario, thanks to Robin Barker James. He’s a history ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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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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