ichannel, Canada’s political and social issues network, honours the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers in wars past and present with a full day of special programming on Remembrance Day, Friday November 11.
DOCTORS AND NURSES AT WAR
11 am & 5 pm ET
In most armed forces, battlefield casualties are taken to hospital for surgery and treatment. But the British fly top doctors and paramedics straight out to the battlefield — taking the ER directly into war zones to save time and lives. This powerful three-part documentary series follows NHS trauma surgeons, paramedics and nurses who have volunteered to serve for three months with the British Armed Forces at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Though all are experienced trauma specialists, many are experiencing warfare for the first time. Doctors and Nurses at War affords the viewer a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the harsh realities of battlefield medicine, and offers a gripping account of medical professionals on the front lines of a 21st-century conflict fighting to save the lives of soldiers and civilians alike. Robert Lindsay narrates.
2 pm, 8 pm & 11 pm ET
This epic two-part documentary draws upon rare archival footage and original historical research to recall one of the great untold stories of World War One: the decisive role of the famed Canadian Corps. During the final 100 days of the war, this legendary fighting unit spearheaded the Allied offensive, smashing through the supposedly impregnable Hindenburg Line and helping to pave the way to victory.
WAGING PEACE: CANADA IN AFGHANISTAN
10 pm & 1 am ET
This hour-long film follows independent Canadian “citizen journalist” Richard Fitoussi on a journey to Afghanistan’s war-torn southern frontier to learn why Canadian soldiers are dying on a mission that has sparked more controversy than any other military intervention in this country’s history. Embedded with the Canadian military, Fitoussi captures a rarely-seen glimpse of life on the front lines for Canadian soldiers and illustrates what’s at stake in this conflict – for the people of Afghanistan, and for the Canadian fighters who serve in our name.