From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
Link: Newfoundland First World War doc is vital Canadian education
“It’s very easy to be patriotic when you can afford it.”
How true that is. It’s spoken by a historian in the remarkable and must-see Newfoundland at Armageddon (Thursday, CBC, 8 p.m.). It’s a two-hour documentary made to mark the 100th anniversary of a First World War battle. In that July 1 battle at Beaumont-Hamel, about 800 soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment were sent into action and most were immediately killed by German machine-gun fire. It was a massacre. Continue reading.
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