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Jewish Refugees Already Fleeing Germany

Type: Film and Video

The war hasn't even begun yet, and Germany's Jews are already under attack. Persecuted by the Nazi government, many are trying to escape. "Thousands are seeking asylum and sanctuary on our doorstep," says Lord Baldwin, Britain's former prime minister. In this appeal broadcast on CBC Radio, he asks listeners to send money to aid the refugees. The situation is so desperate that parents are willing to send their children to safety even if it means they'll never see them again.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Art Holmes Records The Sounds of the Second World War

Type: Film and Video

CBC Soundman Art Holmes describes the sound of war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Reports from Abroad: Matthew Halton

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

A tribute to Matthew Halton, Canada's most famous foreign correspondent. Through some radio clips of historic broadcasts, this site showcases the talents of this idealist, philosopher, and sentimentalist, from 1942 to his death in 1956.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

1939-1945 - A Soldier's War

Type: DocumentSound

From 1939 to 1945 Canadian soldiers, sailors and air force personnel lived and died in lands far from home. CBC Radio was one of the few links friends and family in Canada had to their loved ones abroad. Through reports from the front, dramatizations and direct greetings from soldiers, CBC revealed what life on the battlefront was like.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Matthew Halton Remembered by Colleagues

Type: Film and Video

At the age of 52, Matthew Halton passes away following stomach surgery to remove an ulcer in London. In this CBC Radio report, his colleagues remember Halton as a passionate idealist, an eloquent chronicler, a mentor, family man, and a perfect host of deep sympathy. "He cared about human freedom, human dignity and the right to live a life in peace," CBC journalist Norman DePoe explains. "Because he cared, he made us care too."

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: 'The Only Choice Today is Peace'

Type: Sound

In this 1961 radio broadcast, columnist Ron Haggart takes issue with the government's approach to nuclear warfare, and argues for commitment to peace.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Soldiers under Investigation

Type: Film and Video

Reporter Jim Day witnesses the curious removal of an unconscious soldier from a holding cell in Belet Huen. He finds out that the soldier, Corporal Clayton Matchee, has attempted suicide. The rest of the story – one of torture, murder, racism, aggression and denial - will unfold over the next four years. In this CBC Television report, Paul Adams indicates that four soldiers have been taken into custody for the murder of a Somali man.

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Matthew Halton's Passing

Type: Sound

Matthew Halton is remembered as a "great Canadian" as news of his death becomes public.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Ten Years After D-Day: Normandy Revisited

Type: Sound

Ten years after D-day, Matthew Halton returns to the beaches of Normandy. He reminisces about that fateful day of June 6, 1944, and ponders its ultimate meaning.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Affair: Mea Culpa

Type: Film and Video

Video footage of Day 3 of General Jean Boyle's testimony at the Somalia Inquiry. Boyle has come under fire for allegedly running interference between the press and the army's public relations department, reporting that he was unaware of any alterations to documentation. The documents in question are RTQ's (Response to Queries), internal briefing documents prepared for those who deal with the media.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation