Battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the legacy and sacrifice of Canadians in the Dieppe Raid and Bomber Command. We examine the methods the Allies used to strike at Hitler’s Europe. Dieppe was the largest amphibious raid, and in the air, bombers devastated German cities, industries, and supply lines.
Part 2: Canadians in Bomber Command 1940-45
The Dieppe Raid taught the Allies that planning and preparation with reasonable objectives were the route to success. Bomber Command veteran Jim Moffat tells of the life of bomber crews and that terrible night over occupied Europe when Jim’s plane went down, and he was the only survivor.
Covers Norm Christie’s quest to find and recover forty-four Canadian burials in the lost Vimy cemetery, CA40. Families of the Lost Men walk in the footsteps of their fallen family members. Their connection to the Dead, and their grief, even after a century, is still palpable.
The Episode deals with four Canadians, who as part of the Special Operations Executive, ran underground operations against the Nazi occupiers, and provided a spirit of resistance to the isolated French people.
The Mohawks of Akwesasne in the Saint Lawrence Valley in Ontario and the Nlaka’pamux in the Stein Valley of British Columbia are featured in this 1991 exploration of the Native people’s response to pollution of their environment. 1991 Documentary film: 50 minutes, with an introduction and narration by Graham Greene.
Using powerful testimonials and rare archival footage, the film conveys how colliding perspectives of the land and development must be reconciled in the years to come to ensure indigenous and global environmental survival.