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*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

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.

S2E12 A Doukhobor Whodunnit: The Mysterious Death of Peter Verigin

S2E12 A Doukhobor Whodunnit: The Mysterious Death of Peter Verigin

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

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

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S2E8 Canada's House Band: A History of the Tragically Hip

S2E8 Canada's House Band: A History of the Tragically Hip

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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

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

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

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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

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S2E2 René Lévesque – The Father of Quebec Separatism

S2E2 René Lévesque – The Father of Quebec Separatism

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ep. 7 Tricky Bob and the 1917 Federal Election

Ep. 7 Tricky Bob and the 1917 Federal Election

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

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

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

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

Ep. 2 Canadian Diplomacy during the Vietnam War

Ep. 2 Canadian Diplomacy during the Vietnam War

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