Historian Norm Christie takes us to the battlefield where, on August 19, 1942, Britain and her Allies strike back at Adolf Hitler's Fortress Europe, by testing the defenses of his Atlantic Wall in a large-scale, sea-borne raid against the fortified French coastal town of Dieppe. Within a few hours, on Dieppe's beaches, 900 Canadians die. Thousands are taken prisoner. Liberation from the sea is now years away, the Allies concentrate on striking back at the Nazis from the air. Vividly re-living the bombing campaign, we follow Bomber Command recruit, rear-gunner Jim Moffat, as he signs up, survives one raid after another, and finally, miraculously, emerges as the only survivor from his crew.
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In Korea with Norm Christie
Follow war historian Norm Christie and a group of Canadian veterans as they retrace their footsteps to rarely visited places, depicting what really happened during the...
Afghanistan: The Great Game
Afghanistan, one of the most isolated and barren landscapes on earth, is a strange place for an empire or superpower to invade. But for three of the greatest powers...
National Geographic Specials - Quest for the Lost Maya
Follow archaeologists as they uncover evidence of an unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatán Peninsula of southern Mexico.
Marco Polo Reloaded
Bradley Mayhew is on a mission: he's following the Silk Road on the tracks of its most well-known voyager, the medieval traveler and writer Marco Polo. Mayhew is a British travel...
Canada Over the Edge
Explore the features that define Canada: the most expansive coastline in the world and the world’s longest undefended border. This new series takes to the skies for a...
Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia
The stories of ordinary people who played extraordinary roles in the building of our province.
Catch the Westbound Train
This short documentary by Vancouver-based director Sean Patrick Shaul highlights the unique history of the Great Depression in Vancouver and the influx of transient men...
Orkney's Stone Age Temple
In the far North of Scotland, archaeologists are unearthing an amazing 5,000 year-old religious temple complex, the first painted wall art ever seen from the Stone Age in...