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
  • 30 Titles

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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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The National Korea: The Forgotten War

More than 25,000 Canadians went off to fight in Korea in 1951. More than 500 of them died there. Their names are now enshrined on a memorial wall in Brampton, Ontario. They were part of a United Nations force that went off to stop North Korea when it invaded South Korea. It was called a United Nations Police Action. It ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:59
  • 13-14
  • 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

News in Review - January 2016 Mona Parsons: Canada's Nazi Resistance Fighter

Mona Parsons was a Canadian actress, nurse and unlikely hero. She became a member of an informal resistance in the Netherlands against the Nazis during the Second World War and was Canada’s only civilian female prisoner of war. Yet few have heard of her. Reporter Reg Sherren travelled to Nova Scotia to learn her story.
  • 2016
  • 00:10:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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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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News in Review - October 2009 Remembering Canada’s War Dead

On November 11, many Canadians will take a moment to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Canada. The main ceremony will take place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but many other ceremonies will be held across the country. In this News in Review story we’ll look at Remembrance Day and the story of Canada’s war dead from ...
  • 2009
  • 00:17:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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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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The National Return to Ortona: A Battlefield Redemption

Ortona, Italy was the sight of one of the bloodiest battles of the Italian campaign of World War Two. The horrific carnage of that period is brought to viewers through archival film footage and the radio transmissions of the legendary Matthew Halton. Meeting the survivors decades later, the bitterness is still evident. This documentary joins Canadian and German war veterans as ...
  • 1999
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013