For King and Empire (2001): S01E06 – Shadows of The Great War

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 This episode looks at the aftermath of the war; the building of the cemeteries, the unveiling of Vimy Ridge in 1936, the plight of the returned veterans both in… Read More

For King and Empire (2001): S01E05 – Masters of War

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 After 18 months of great victories the Canadians would be asked to break the back of the German Army. In three major battles; Amiens, Arras and Cambrai, the Canadian… Read More

For King and Empire (2001): S01E04 – Slaughter in The Mud (Passchendaele)

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 After gaining a reputation for excellence at Vimy, their new battlefield, the sodden mud of Flanders, would be their greatest challenge of the war. Attacking in deplorable conditions, against… Read More

For King and Empire (2001): S01E03 – Storming The Ridge (Vimy Ridge)

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 Moving north after the charnel house of the Somme, the Canadians plan for their most difficult operation of the war to date; the attack on the German fortress position… Read More

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.… Read More

For King and Empire (2001): S01E01 – Baptism of Fire (Ypres)

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 This episode follows the early development of the Canadians, from enthusiastic volunteers in 1914, to their first taste of battle, confronting the Germans and poison gas in front of… Read More

For King and Empire Documentary TV Series (2001)

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 With historian Norm Christie as our guide, we explore the battlefields, cemeteries and monuments of World War I. In their own words, the men who fought tell their stories,… Read More

Storming Juno (2010)

Introduction Docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there. Outline Storming Juno follows the stories of three young soldiers, who against incredible odds, secured a beachhead on D-Day and helped to change the course of the war. Production & Filming Details… Read More