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In their own words, the men who fought tell their stories, and we discover how the naive amateur soldiers of 1914 became, by 1918, perhaps the most feared, efficient and deadly Allied Corps on the Western Front.
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For King and Empire TV Series Ep.1: Baptism of Fire
This episode follows the early development of the Canadians, from enthusiastic volunteers in 1914, to confronting the Germans at Ypres.
For King and Empire TV Series Ep.2: Slaughter and Sacrifice
As more Canadians arrive on the Western Front, they are sent to fight in one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War.
For King and Empire TV Series Ep.3: Storming the Ridge
Moving north after the charnel house of the Somme, the Canadians plan for their most difficult operation of the war to date.
For King and Empire TV Series Ep.4: Slaughter in the Mud
After gaining a reputation for excellence at Vimy, the sodden mud of Flanders would be their greatest challenge of the war.
For King and Empire TV Series Ep.5: Masters of War
After eighteen months of great victories the Canadians would be asked to break the back of the German Army.
For King and Empire TV Series Ep.6: Shadows of the Great War
This episode looks at the aftermath of the war.