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Legacy

New Altars of the Memorial Chamber [7 min. 47 sec.]

To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, six wooden altars within Parliament Hill's Memorial Chamber were replaced by ones made of stone. Watch the video to see the new altars and to hear the story of this sacred place.

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First World War

A Voyage of Discovery - 85th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge [30 min. 25 sec.]

See the transformation of thirteen young Canadians from all across Canada as they travel through the cemeteries, battlefield sites and commemorative battlefield parks of France and Belgium as they begin to learn and truly understand the role Canadians played in the First World War. Present day video footage, mixed with archival history footage, narration and the reflections of the youth tell of the discoveries they made during their time overseas.

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Young Canandians at Vimy

Innocence Lost : A Nation Found - Canada Remembers: The First World War 1914-1918 [19 min. 24 sec.]

Twelve Canadian teenagers travel to France, on a Veteran’s pilgrimage to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Because of this journey, they develop a new respect for what Canadian Veterans endured in capturing the ridge from its German defenders in April, 1917.

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Young Candian with a Veteran in France

Canada and the Great War 1914-1918: A Nation Born [19 min. 49 sec.]

Canada's role in the First World War is told through the eyes of a young student researching a school project. From mobilization, to the 1915 gas attack at Ypres, the Newfoundland Regiment and the Battle of the Somme, the victory at Vimy Ridge, the tragedy of Passchendaele, and the final days of the war, as the long period of trench warfare ends and the allies advance through enemy lines to victory, this video gives an excellent overview of the war.

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Soldiers in France

Second World War

Canada Remembers: Holland [22 min. 14 sec.]

Follow ten young Canadians as they travel with Canadian Veterans to the Netherlands and witness how they are revered and respected by the Dutch people for liberating their country from German occupation during the closing days of the Second World War.

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Two soldiers in a war cemetery in Holland

Sacrifice, Achievement and Legacy: Canadians and the Second World War 1939-1945 [22 min. 09 sec.]

In this comprehensive video, learn about how Canadians rallied at home and overseas, in the face of the biggest threat the country ever faced. Through archival Second World War footage and Veteran interviews, discover the contributions Canadians made in Hong Kong, Dieppe, Italy, Normandy, Holland and in the Far East, as well as in the skies and at sea around the globe.

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Three soldiers in the Second World War

Canada Remembers the Far East [24 min. 24 sec.]

Working on a school project, watch three French-Canadian teenagers discover the important role that Canadians played in the Far East during the Second World War. With the use of archival footage, Veteran testimony and historical narration, learn about the Canadians' participation in the defence of Hong Kong, the harsh treatment of the Hong Kong prisoners of war by the Japanese, the air force's role in delivering supplies to the troops on the ground in Burma, the "Saviour of Ceylon" and much more.

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Wounded civilians in the Second World War

The Korean War

Canada Remembers: A War for Peace [29 min. 47 sec.]

Travel with Canadian Veterans and students who go to Korea to mark the 45th Anniversary of the Korean War cease fire. Through personal stories and anecdotes by Veterans, interspersed with actual footage of the pilgrimage and archival footage of the 1950 - 1953 period, you will see the important part Canadians played in the Korean War and how this journey personally affected all those who participated in the event.

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Explosion on a Korean War battlefield
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