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Nazi Megastructures Atlantic Wall

To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometres, from France in the South to Norway in the North. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men from all over the Third Reich and faced its ultimate test ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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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 D-Day 70: Love Story

Sheila Whitten served as a Wren in the Royal Canadian Navy and is also believed to be the first Canadian to visit the main Canadian cemetery in Normandy. This is her story of love and remembrance.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:20
  • 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

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Hiding the Horrors (Part 5 of 6)

With the D-Day invasion in June 1944, the Allies finally establish a beachhead in France and begin to roll back the Nazi forces. In order not to dampen morale, the Allied High Command hides the true human cost of taking Normandy, both for the allied soldiers and for the unfortunate citizens of Northern France who will suffer enormous casualties as ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

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

News in Review - October 2004 Juno Beach: Sixty Years Later

In June 2004, Canadians took part in ceremonies to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Some of the Canadian veterans who stormed ashore at Juno Beach returned to the towns and villages they liberated and were greeted as heroes. In this News in Review story we'll look at Canada's role in the largest military invasion in ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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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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