17 July 2011

CBC Digital Archives

I can't remember exactly what I was looking for - probably links to stories about Carpiquet - but earlier this month I stumbled across the CBC Digital Archives website, specifically for the "On This Day" material for 4 July. In this case, the highlighted piece is a five-minute radio clio from Matthew Halton recorded during the launch of the Canadian assault on the German positions at Carpiquet Airfield on 4 July 1944. Listed on the same page are links to radio pieces about Buzz Beurling and V-E Day celebrations in Canada. Amongst several search categories is "War and Conflict", the overarching category containing some 809 radio and television pieces. Some are contemporary to the subject, others remembrances by veterans and others. Deeper examination would clearly produce other very interesting items to students of Canadian military history.

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