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"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.

Four Second World War reporters share their experiences.
Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Jan. 1, 1991
Guest(s): Art Holmes, Charles Lynch, Don McDonald, Peter Stursberg
Host: Knowlton Nash
Duration: 6:52

Last updated: November 28, 2012

Page consulted on September 16, 2013

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