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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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

CBC News Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Three times in the 20th century, Canada played a major role in a terrible war. 116,000 Canadians were killed in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. They are buried overseas, where they fell. But 27,000 Canadians who were killed have no known graves. Their final resting place is marked by a headstone with no name, or ...
  • 2000
  • 01:28:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

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 - May 1992 Vimy Ridge: Sacrifice and Courage

Dan Bjarnason was in Europe for the Vimy Ridge commemoration ceremony. In this report he reviews the Canadian victory in 1917, the celebrations of 1992, the memories, and the historical perspective in which we now see this important event.
  • 1992
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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Doc Zone We Will Remember Them

Doc Zone goes beyond the static photographs and news headlines to profile the men and women in the Canadian Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan. In this poignant documentary, meet a new generation of Canadian heroes. Sit down with their spouses, siblings, children and parents. Reminisce with old friends at home and re-live life in Afghanistan with comrades ...
  • 2010
  • 02:00:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013