The Valour and the Horror

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  • Season 1
    • In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944, Part 2
      Normandy 1944 recounts the mistakes, bad luck and poor leadership which led up to the battle of Verrieres Ridge, which after Dieppe, was the blackest day for the Canadian army during the war.
    • In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944, Part 1
      Normandy 1944 recounts the mistakes, bad luck and poor leadership which led up to the battle of Verrieres Ridge, which after Dieppe, was the blackest day for the Canadian army during the war.
    • Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command, Part 2
      Veterans return to World War II battlefields in a chronicle of Canada's involvement.
    • Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command, Part 1
      One in three is the survival rate for the 50,000 Canadians flying; the secret British policy of bombing German civilians; and the catastrophic Nuremburg campaign.
    • A Savage Christmas: the Fall of Hong Kong, Part 1
      2,000 untrained Canadian troops were offered up "as lambs to the slaughter", fending off an attack of 50,000 Japanese soldiers. Hundreds were killed and survivors spent the remainder of the war in nightmarish prison slave camps.
    • A Savage Christmas: the Fall of Hong Kong, Part 2
      2,000 untrained Canadian troops were offered up "as lambs to the slaughter", fending off an attack of 50,000 Japanese soldiers. Hundreds were killed and survivors spent the remainder of the war in nightmarish prison slave camps.