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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

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

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.

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

Mollie Hough: Saskatchewan's Pin-Up Girl

Type: Film and Video

Betty Grable move over. Rita Hayworth you have some tough competition. Molly Hough, a lovely young woman from Saskatchewan, has become the pin-up poster girl of the Second World War. In the early 1940s the Maple Leaf newspaper published a posed poolside photograph of Hough - unbeknownst to her. Some five decades later, the Saskatchewan native would learn how popular she was overseas with the soldiers when Legion magazine investigated the history behind the lovely girl in the famous photo, as shown in this CBC Television report.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Matthew Halton on War Reporting: Scoops, Angles and Ethics

Type: Film and Video

Matthew Halton discusses the challenges and rewards of working as a foreign correspondent on the CBC television program Tabloid.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Art Holmes: The Bomb-Chasing Broadcaster

Type: Film and Video

Art Holmes, a CBC soundman, discusses the sounds of war, and his memories of wartime broadcasting.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

CBC War Correspondents Retrospective

Type: Film and Video

An historical retrospective of CBC radio news coverage of the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of the major correspondents and newsmen.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation