Remembrance Day: In Memory of the Men and Women Who Have Served

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 118,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace. (Veterans Affairs Canada)

This collection features a selection of stories marking this special day, in which we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country.

  • 2015
  • 13-14
  • 33 Titles

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News in Review - March 2009 Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story

Canadian troops say that fighting insurgents in Kandahar is like “fighting ghosts.” This News in Review story examines the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of one of Canada’s frontline soldiers.
  • 2009
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2005 Auschwitz: Remembering The Horror

On January 27, 1945, Soviet soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in southwestern Poland. More than one million people were murdered at the camp, most of them Jews. This year some of the survivors returned to Auschwitz and joined world leaders at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of its liberation. In this News in Review story ...
  • 2005
  • 00:10:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2005

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CBC News Bernie Francis reads "In Flanders Fields" in Mi'kmaq

For Remembrance Day, Mi'kmaw linguist Bernie Francis reads his translation of John McCrae's war poem "In Flanders Fields."
  • 2017
  • 00:01:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/25/2019

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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

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 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

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

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