Canada: A People's History Ordeal by Fire

Episode 12: 1915 to 1929 CE. Canada's heavy military role in World War I (60,000 dead in a population of eight million) transforms its society, its politics and its place in the world. The horror, bravery and sacrifice of trench warfare are evoked in Canada's great battles: Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Courcelette and Passchendaele. The domestic consequences of Canada's war effort are also wrenching — the conscription crisis of 1917 marks a low point in English-French relations. After the war ends, labour revolts in Winnipeg and across the country raise fears of a Bolshevik insurrection. The return to stability in the mid-1920s lasts only briefly, as the crash of 1929 plunges the country into economic chaos.

  • 2000
  • 01:46:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Subjects
Canada -- Social conditions -- 1918-1930 [CSH] Draft -- Canada [LCSH] World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada [LCSH] Canada -- History -- 1914-1918 [CSH] Canada -- History -- 1918-1939 [LCSH] Canada -- Biography [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Canada -- History [LCSH] Political science [LCSH]
Team
Jacqueline Dubé-Corkery (Director), Lynda Baril (Producer), Elizabeth Kalbfleisch (Producer), Grazyna Krupa (Producer), Maggie Huculak (Narrator)
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Teacher Guide(s)

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