Part I Setting the stage – (23 mins total)
This episode traces Canadian wartime experience from the outbreak of war in 1914, through the Somme, to Canada being assigned the mission of capturing Vimy Ridge.
Part II Keys to Victory (28 minutes total)
This episode explores the cruel realities of the war’s battlefields and trenches.
- Keys to Victory video 1 (4 of 10)
- Keys to Victory video 2 (5 of 10)
- Keys to Victory video 3 (6 of 10)
Part III The Battle Looms (28 minutes total)
This program chronicles the military build up and the initial battles in the air, in the tunnels and in No Man’s Land as the Canadians prepared to assault the Ridge.
(NB: This section is incomplete as only the first 9:52 of a 28 minute program are available).
Part IV The Battle Joined and Won – (28 minutes total)
This program details the military tactics employed by the Canadian forces to capture Vimy Ridge and explains how the taking of Hill 145 placed the whole of Vimy Ridge in Canadian hands. Reveals the response of the German military, the Canadian forces, and the world media to the battle and describes the promotions given to General Julian Byng and Arthur Currie.