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Mounties on Duty: A History of the RCMP

Mounties on Duty: A History of the RCMP

The Story


He's a strong, brave, honest, horseback-riding Canadian in a red tunic who always gets his man. At least, that's the clichéd image of a Mountie. But with a history stretching back to 1873, the real Royal Canadian Mounted Police have always been more complex than their squeaky-clean, steely stereotype. Through this collection of radio and TV clips, CBC Digital Archives explores the multifaceted history of the RCMP.