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Newfoundland remembers Beaumont-Hamel

They called it "The Great War" and "The War to End All Wars" – though of course it didn't. When hostilities erupted in Europe in 1914, Canadians rushed to Britain's side. But the cost was terrible: more than 60,000 were killed, 172,000 wounded. There are no more Canadian combat veterans alive to recall the horrors of the First World War, but their voices and memories live on in the archives of the CBC. Lest we forget, here are some of their stories.

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The Royal Newfoundland Regiment lost 90 per cent of its men in just 30 minutes.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: July 1, 1991
Guests: Duke Manuel, Albert Row, Ralph Shears
Host: Ian Hanomansing
Reporter: Doug Letto
Duration: 2:13

Last updated: September 30, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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