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Canada: The Story of Us (2017) United at War 1939 – 1944

Canada The Story Of Us 8of10 United At War 1939 to 1944

The Story of Us was intended to bring Canadian history to life in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.Highlighting many of the extraordinary moments and people that helped forge a nation from early Indigenous history to the 20th century.It Caused considerable contovesy causing CBC to offer an apology

Part 1: Worlds Collide pre 1608 to 1759
Hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced cultures already live in Canada when French and English colonizers arrive and fight for land claims. Indigenous people suffer as a result of first contact.


Part 2: Hunting Treasure 1777 to 1793
A new generation of rebels and entrepreneurs compete for the key to this land’s prosperity its natural resources while others fight to protect them. It’s an epic quest for treasure that shapes the country to this day.


Part 3: War of Independance 1812 to 1813
The War of 1812 is Canada’s War of Independence. With the British Empire entrenched in a European war, a disparate group of Indigenous, French Canadian, Scottish, African Canadian and even ex-pat American fighters join together to fight for their new homeland.


Part 4: Connected 1824 to 1890
Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country using the latest design and technology and make their fortunes in the process. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world.


Part 5: Expansion 1858 to 1899
In the lead up to Confederation, Canada faces the threat of American expansionism and a decreased interest by the British in maintainintg the colony. Determined that Canada will remain independent and free, a generation of risk takers, gold miners, cowboys and railway builders will rise to the challenge. But not everyone is happy with this expansion.


Part 6: Service and Sacrifice 1916 to 1929
Bravery and sacrifice define our new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It’s not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World War.


Part 7: Boom and Bust 1919 to 1937
Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage.


Part 8: United at War 1939 to 1944
WWII, a war even more terrible than the last, demands courage, commitment and ingenuity. Canada meets this challenge head on, giving everything we have at home and abroad. Canadians come together, working and fighting for a common cause. United at war.

Part 9: A New Identity 1946 to 1970
Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage.

Part 10: The Canadian Experiment 1976 to 1999
Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open to those who have nowhere else to turn while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. This unique example of nationhood serves as an example for the world as Canada moves into the 21st century.

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