Episode 1

Master of War

In this show Norm retraces the path of Canada’s greatest Soldier, Arthur Currie, and examines how this general, the most successful general of The Great War, won his brilliant victories, and was later ignored and forgotten.

Episode 2

The Missing

Few realize that 20,000 of the 60,000 Canadians killed in the Great War are Missing. In this Episode Norm shows how we can solve some of the mysteries of The Missing. It explains the many reasons so many soldiers simply vanished from the battlefields. There is particular reference to the missing cemetery that contains 44 soldiers of the Canadian Scottish (including William Milne VC), killed April 9th, 1917 on the Vimy battlefield, CA40.

Episode 3

Sacred Places

One of the legacies of The Great War are the 100s of War Cemeteries that mark the old battlefields. As no remains could be repatriated these cemeteries are time capsules that allow us to understand the grief and sacrifice of that period. Norm explains how these incredible cemeteries came about and what each grave and each cemetery tells us about the First World War.

Episode 4

The Vimy Pilgrimage

In July 1936 the largest peacetime armada in Canadian History set sail for France, a grand Pilgrimage for the Unveiling of Canada’s National Memorial on Vimy Ridge. The episode chronicles the post-war period, the Veteran’s Movement, and the significance of the Vimy Pilgrimage. It was the bitter-sweet swansong of the Great war Generation.

Episodes 5

Master of War I

The Director’s Cut. This is a two-hour version on Arthur Currie, with many more dramatic sequences explaining the stunning achievements of the greatest General of the Great War.

Episode 6

Master of War II

The Director’s Cut. This is a two-hour version on Arthur Currie, with many more dramatic sequences explaining the stunning achievements of the greatest General of the Great War.

Episode 7

Granddad’s War

Millions of Canadians have Great War roots. This is the story of one Canadian’s family’s Great War roots, Norm’s family. In this Episode Norm explains how to find the answers to questions that were never asked, and then how those roots can be traced to the old battlefields of the Western front. In this unique presentation Norm takes his son and father (a WWII RCAF veteran) back to France and using letters and postcards retraces the path of his Granddad (a driver with the 8th Field Ambulance), and Great Uncle John Christie, MC (PPCLI). Three generations of one family following in the steps of the 4th Generation. What they find is amazing

Episode 8

The Wounded

This Episode covers the methods used for treating wounded soldiers in the First World War, including the evacuation process, medicines, etc., and follows in the footsteps of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, drawing parallels to the medical systems used in Afghanistan. It also details the dangers encountered by the Medical Staffs, in particular nurses.

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