Sixty-four years ago, on a battlefield in Italy, a young Prince Edward Islander received a life-saving gift.
On December 20, 1944 Daniel J. MacDonald was literally blown to pieces by a German artillery shell.
But that "gift" ensured MacDonald would live to fight another day - not on the battlefields of Europe but in the houses of Parliament in Ottawa.
Now, thanks to the discovery of a long-forgotten letter, that legacy is reverberating down the family line, with MacDonald's son Dan Junior, and even with a grandson the soldier and parliamentarian never met.
Kerry Campbell brings us his documentary this week, titled "Bloodline."
- Daniel J MacDonald and his wife, Pauline re-visit the battlefield in Italy.
- Daniel J MacDonald re-visiting the battlefield in Italy as Minister of Veteran Affairs.