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Far from Home: Canada and the Great War - The Last 100 Days: Part 1

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The Last 100 Days recounts Canada's vital contribution to ending the First World War in 1918--as Canadian troops defeated the Germans in a succession of battles. Much of the credit for Canadian successes lay with General Arthur Currie, leader of the Canadian Corps and the only bona fide military genius Canada has ever produced. Never appreciated at home, he was honoured as a hero in Europe. The Last 100 Days, Part 1 tells the story of the searing battle of Passchendaele and profiles one of the countless men overcome by shell-shock. It also looks at the outstanding service of the Canadian Nursing Sisters. The video closes with the massive offensive launched in the spring of 1918, when Germany felt victory was within reach. Using the words of ordinary soldiers, leaders and civilians, Far From Home: Canada and the Great War captures the hopes, dreams, fears and heartbreaks of a generation. In addition to the three videos making up The Last 100 Days, the series also includes Sam's Army and The Battle of Vimy Ridge.

1999, 35 min 18 s

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