From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
Link: Newfoundland First World War doc is vital Canadian education
â€œItâ€™s very easy to be patriotic when you can afford it.â€
How true that is. Itâ€™s spoken by a historian in the remarkable and must-seeÂ Newfoundland at ArmageddonÂ (Thursday, CBC, 8 p.m.). Itâ€™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.