War and Peacekeeping

This collection looks at the experiences of Canadian soldiers during the wars in which Canada has participated. It also examines the legacy of these wars, as well as Canadian participation in United Nations-led peacekeeping missions.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 31 Titles

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News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - February 2008 The Hidden Wounds of War

Many Canadian soldiers have been killed and wounded in Afghanistan. Now some "healthy" soldiers are returning home to discover they too have been wounded, but didn’t even know it. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the devastating psychological impact of war on soldiers. We’ll also take a very personal look at the struggle of a Canadian soldier who ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2007 The Van Doos Head for Afghanistan

In late summer 2007, soldiers from Canada’s Royal 22nd Regiment, commonly known as the Van Doos, began arriving in Afghanistan. They had barely settled in when they were rocked by the deaths of three soldiers in two bomb attacks. Because the Van Doos are based in Quebec, where anti-war feeling runs high, the tragedy also had a political dimension. In ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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  • The Van Doos Head for Afghanistan

Documentary Time Bombs

In the spring of 1957, 40 young Canadian soldiers were sent to Nevada on a top secret mission. These young men did not know they would be used as guinea pigs in the most important nuclear test program of the Cold War. The American military wanted to know how the average soldier would hold up on a nuclear battlefield. With ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2016

News in Review - November 2000 UN Peacekeeping in the New Millennium

In September 2000, the United Nations hosted a meeting of the largest number of world leaders to ever gather in one spot. And they came to chart a new course for this troubled and controversial world body, which recently marked its 50th anniversary. For Canadians, the meeting was especially significant when the discussions focused on the past and future roles ...
  • 2000
  • 00:10:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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Canada: The Story of Us United at War (1939-1944)

WWII, a war even more terrible than the last, demands courage, commitment and ingenuity. Canada meets this challenge head on, giving everything we have at home and abroad. Canadians come together, working and fighting for a common cause. United – at war. Features stories/events include: building planes / Battle of Britain, women joining the workforce to support the war effort, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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Doc Zone War of 1812: Been There, Won That

On the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the CBC presents this two-hour documentary special, a modern look at a 200 year old war, hosted by one of Canada's most accomplished and funniest actors, Peter Keleghan. The stories in Been There, Won That include: the tale of the timid American general who turned over three states to the Canadian side without firing ...
  • 2012
  • 01:30:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013