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The National Woman learns names of three Canadian soldiers who saved her life during WWII

A photo captures the moment in time that transformed the lives of three Canadian soldiers and a baby girl during the Second World War. The baby was abandoned by her mother, the soldiers found her before being separated by an ocean. Now they're sharing a reunion — of sorts.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

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

CBC News V-E Day 60th

The tide had turned in Europe during the Spring of 1945, but Canadians were still fighting. Our brave soldiers were given orders to liberate the people of Holland from Nazi occupation. They fought with their hearts until freedom was finally won. The Dutch have never forgotten the sacrifice. Sixty years later, their unwavering gratitude is captured as thousands gathered for ...
  • 2005
  • 01:59:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Liberation of Holland

A visually stunning mix of re-enactments and rich archival footage, including rare colour footage from World War II. It gives voice to the men and women – soldiers, nurses and Dutch civilians – who lived through these historical events. Hearing their remarkable stories, provides a powerful, lasting experience. The documentary features the unique bond that exists between the Dutch and ...
  • 2005
  • 00:50:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Final Flight: The Search for DF626

In 1943, Hank Ernst and 177 other Canadian soldiers became members of The Guinea Pigs club, so called because of the experimental nature of their rehabilitation. Each soldier faced dozens of operations, the trauma of disfigurement and the emotional struggle to return to normal life. But the Allies' best surgeons employed groundbreaking medical and psychological techniques, literally rebuilding the soldiers' ...
  • 2004
  • 00:44:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2010 Journey Back to Nagasaki

In August 1945 the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. The first one exploded over the city of Hiroshima, and the second over the city of Nagasaki. One man who witnessed the attack on Nagasaki was a Canadian prisoner named John Ford. Travel with him back to that city on a journey of peace and reconciliation.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2010

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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 1995 Victory in Europe: 50 Years Later

A half century after the event, this report examines the historical significance and meaning of V-E Day.
  • 1995
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1995

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News in Review - December 1990 Remembering

Dan Bjarnason reviews Canada's role in a number of world conflicts, as well as Remembrance Day itself.
  • 1990
  • 00:13:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1990

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