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Matthew Halton: Capturing Caen

"This is Matthew Halton of the CBC." So began Halton's war broadcasts. His reports were at times tender and sad and other times shocking and explosive. Halton was an unabashed sentimentalist who covered the war as a crusade, for which he was sometimes criticized but more often loved. Covering the major milestones of his generation – from the war trenches to the coronation of the Queen, Halton became Canada's most famous foreign correspondent. A thoughtful philosopher and determined idealist, Matthew Halton was an everyman poet who wore his heart boldly on his sleeve.

Matthew Halton reminisces about the liberation of the ancient city of Caen in Normandy.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Sept. 2, 1956
Reporter: Matthew Halton
Duration: 1:46

Last updated: December 7, 2012

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