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Far from Home: Canada and the Great War - The Last 100 Days: Part 3

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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 3 outlines Canada's crucial role in bringing the war to an early end. In only two months, the Canadians had suffered 30 000 casualties. Now, instead of a much-needed rest, they were faced with the daunting tasks of taking the Canal du Nord, Valenciennes and Mons. After the War, Currie earned a knighthood in England and was feted on the Continent--but at home he was branded a reckless risk-taker. 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, 30 min 10 s

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