For King and Empire (2001): S01E02 – Slaughter and Sacrifice (The Somme)


Introduction

For King and Empire: Canada’s Soldiers in the Great War is a six-part documentary series about the Canadian Army’s participation in World War I.

Outline

As more Canadians arrive on the Western Front, they are sent to fight in one of the most blood-thirsty battles of the Great War, The Battle of the Somme. In two months the Canadians lose 24,000 men to gain 4 miles of destroyed French farmland.

For King And Empire Series

You can find a full index and overview of For King and Empire here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 04 November 2001 (US).
  • Running time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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