S3E1 The Last of the Mohicans in Canadian History

S3E1 The Last of the Mohicans in Canadian History

The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 film that tells the story of the last of a proud Indigenous people as they struggle to survive in the chaos of the Seven Years War. The film’s plot takes place against the backdrop of events that were significant to Canadian pre-confederation history and to the political shaping of the North American continent.

*Special Episode* Bite and Hold: The Battle for Hill 70 and Lens August 1917

*Special Episode* Bite and Hold: The Battle for Hill 70 and Lens August 1917

100 years ago today, August 15 1917, the Canadian Corps commanded by their newly appointed corps commander Arthur Currie were ordered to capture the city of Lens in support of the larger British offensive known as the Third Battle of Ypres. Currie changed the plans to focus on the slopes of Hill 70 and what ensued was a textbook ‘bite and hold’ operation.

S2E18 A Bold and Audacious Plan – The Battle for Assoro

S2E18 A Bold and Audacious Plan – The Battle for Assoro

In July of 1943 First Canadian Division faced one of their toughest challenges in all of Sicily when they were ordered to capture the heights of Assoro.

S2E17 La Famille Verendrye and the Exploration of the West

S2E17 La Famille Verendrye and the Exploration of the West

The Verendrye family was one of New France’s most famous explorer families of the 18th century, carving out a European presence in vast territories that were previously untouched by European feet. They were crucial in helping to open up modern day Manitoba and Saskatchewan to European exploration and settlement.

S2E16 A Grim Day Indeed: The Halifax Explosion

S2E16 A Grim Day Indeed: The Halifax Explosion

In December of 1917 two ships collided in the Halifax harbour setting off the largest man-made non-nuclear explosion the world had ever seen.

S2E15 Vimy Ridge Part 2

S2E15 Vimy Ridge Part 2

Though Vimy Ridge was one of the more spectacular tactical successes of the First World War, strategically it did very little. Why then has it become such a well-known event in the Canadian historical consciousness? We look at some of those reasons.

S2E14 Vimy Ridge Part 1

S2E14 Vimy Ridge Part 1

On April 9 1917 the Canadian Corps launched its attack on what was thought to be one of the most difficult objectives to capture along the entire Western Front. The ensuing victory would cement the battle of Vimy Ridge as one of the most well known events in the history of this country. Part 1 examines the battle. Part 2 later this month will examine the battle as part of Canadian myth and identity.

S2E13 The Komagata Maru

S2E13 The Komagata Maru

In the summer of 1914 a ship packed full of immigrants from India was denied the right to dock in Vancouver setting off an international incident and one of Canada’s most infamous displays of anti-immigration.

S2E12 A Doukhobor Whodunnit: The Mysterious Death of Peter Verigin

S2E12 A Doukhobor Whodunnit: The Mysterious Death of Peter Verigin

In October of 1924, Peter “Lordly” Verigin, the leader of the Doukhobor community of British Columbia, was killed in a mysterious train explosion. The case remains unsolved to this day.

S2E11 William K. Lore – Canada's first Chinese-Canadian Naval Officer

S2E11 William K. Lore – Canada's first Chinese-Canadian Naval Officer

William K. Lore was not just a wartime hero but he broke down racial barriers in the Royal Canadian Navy

S2E7 Feminists or Feared Revolutionaries? The VWC and the Abortion Caravan of 1970

S2E7 Feminists or Feared Revolutionaries? The VWC and the Abortion Caravan of 1970

In 1970 the Vancouver Women’s Caucus planned a trip to Ottawa to protest the state’s abortion legislation, little did they know they would become key targets for the RCMP’s Security Service

S2E6 – The Missing Militia: Upper Canadian Militia during the War of 1812

S2E6 – The Missing Militia: Upper Canadian Militia during the War of 1812

During the War of 1812 a significant part of Canada’s defence plans rested on the militia. Yet, could this militia be trusted to show up?

S2E5 Columbus Who? The Vikings in North America

S2E5 Columbus Who? The Vikings in North America

Several centuries before Christopher Columbus supposedly discovered the New World, the Norse had already carved out a space for themselves in what would become Newfoundland.

S2E4 A Rebellious Last Stand: The Battle of Batoche May 1885

S2E4 A Rebellious Last Stand: The Battle of Batoche May 1885

In 1885 an alliance of Metis and First Nations rebel against the Canadian government seeking to incorporate what would become the province of Saskatchewan. The rebels (or heroes to some) are forced into a final last stand at Batoche in May.

S2E3 The World's Most Famous Native: The Life and Times of Joseph Brant

S2E3 The World's Most Famous Native: The Life and Times of Joseph Brant

Joseph Brant is one of the most influential First Nations leaders in North American history. A staunch advocate for First Nations rights and a committed British ally, he was a warrior, a diplomat, a politician and a social activist.

S2E2 René Lévesque – The Father of Quebec Separatism

S2E2 René Lévesque – The Father of Quebec Separatism

The same war correspondent that observed the relief of Castle Itter (S2E1) is also the first leader of Quebec’s movement for sovereignty and a man who helped reshape the relationship between the Canadian federal government and the provinces.

S2E1 The Strangest Tale of the Second World War: The Battle for Castle Itter

S2E1 The Strangest Tale of the Second World War: The Battle for Castle Itter

In the closing days of the Second World War, American, German, Austrian and a smattering of multi-national prisoners of war (plus a special Canadian thrown in there for good measure) defend Castle Itter against SS soldiers bent on destruction

Ep. 13 More Like Fort Broken Door! The Battle of Fort Beausejour

Ep. 13 More Like Fort Broken Door! The Battle of Fort Beausejour

The Battle of Fort Beausejour in June 1755 played a key part in the British conquest of Acadia.

Ep. 12 Rise and Rise Again: The Northwest Rebellion of 1885

Ep. 12 Rise and Rise Again: The Northwest Rebellion of 1885

Louis Riel leads a second uprising against expanding Canadian federal power, this time in the District of Saskatchewan.

Ep. 11 Unite the Salish! The Battle of Maple Bay

Ep. 11 Unite the Salish! The Battle of Maple Bay

In the mid 19th the Coast Salish people of the Pacific Northwest united for a brief moment to repel a threatening northern invasion.

Ep. 10 El Jorge Vancouver: Anglo-Spanish Rivalry in the Pacific Northwest

Ep. 10 El Jorge Vancouver: Anglo-Spanish Rivalry in the Pacific Northwest

the Pacific Northwest of British Columbia was once almost a Spanish colony, what happened?

Ep. 7 Tricky Bob and the 1917 Federal Election

Ep. 7 Tricky Bob and the 1917 Federal Election

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Ep. 6 William Hall: Canada's First Black Recipient of the Victoria Cross

Ep. 6 William Hall: Canada's First Black Recipient of the Victoria Cross

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Ep. 5 An All-Canadian Affair: The Battle of Chateauguay, Oct 1813

Ep. 5 An All-Canadian Affair: The Battle of Chateauguay, Oct 1813

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Ep. 4 Fighting for Our Rights: The Winnipeg General Strike, May 1919

Ep. 4 Fighting for Our Rights: The Winnipeg General Strike, May 1919

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Ep. 3 Samuel De Champlain: Father of New France

Ep. 3 Samuel De Champlain: Father of New France

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Ep. 2 Canadian Diplomacy during the Vietnam War

Ep. 2 Canadian Diplomacy during the Vietnam War

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Ep 1 The Battle of Medak Pocket

Ep 1 The Battle of Medak Pocket

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