The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 10 Pushing on to victoryAug 28, 2014 | 27:28By August 1918 the end was in sight; only 100 more days before the armistice. When news came through to the soldiers many found it hard to believe and nobody wanted to be the last man to die.
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 9 Turning the tideAug 21, 2014 | 27:28In the spring of 1918 a huge German push led to an order for allied troops to fight to the last man. The Germans were forced to retreat and now for the first time in years Canadian soldiers sang as they went up to the front lines.
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 8 Highs and lows; Vimy Ridge and PasschendaeleAug 14, 2014 | 27:28At Vimy Ridge in April 1917 Canadian losses were enormous but Vimy was a victory and one of the high points of Canada's involvement in the war. Six months later, in the mud and slaughter of Passchendaele morale would be at an all time low.
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 7 The war in the airAug 7, 2014 | 27:28At the start of WW1 planes were seen as irrelevant and were despised by the generals; "If I want to see where the enemy is" said Canada's Minister of Militia, "I'll climb a tree". It wouldn't be long before thousands of flimsy warplanes were in the sky.
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 6 Stalemate and slaughter; the battle of the SommeJul 31, 2014 | 27:28The battle of the Somme was the most destructive single battle of the first world war. In the end, when it all bogged down into a stalemate, there was nothing much to show for it but the losses on both sides were enormous, a million casualties and a qua
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 5 Siege warfare and Newfoundland's day of the deadJul 24, 2014 | 27:28July 1st is a day of celebration in Canada but in Newfoundland it's a day to remember the dead of Beaumont Hamel, where on July 1st 1916 on the first day of the battle of the Somme a Newfoundland regiment was virtually wiped out.
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 4 A world of stealthJul 17, 2014 | 27:29In WW1 there were very few quick advances or dashing cavalry charges; the machine gun and barbed wire slowed everything down and combat often became an eerie and deadly cat and mouse game fought in a maze of trenches.
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 3 "Baptism of fire"Jul 10, 2014 | 27:28In 1915 at Ypres when Canadian troops took their place in the trenches, they soon found themselves facing an unknown and terrifying new weapon - deadly chlorine gas that came rolling over no man's land into their trenches.
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 2 "The great expedition"Jul 1, 2014 | 27:29Canada's first volunteers had a rough journey to war; filthy troophips, four months of training in England in rainsoaked tents and ankle deep mud. By January 1915 they were in France in makeshift trenches and taking their first casualties.
The Bugle And The Passing BellEpisode 1 "Canada answers the call"Jun 26, 2014 | 27:28Canada's volunteer soldiers describe why they signed up, how they were trained and how they felt as they boarded ships with their guns and horses to fight the army of the German Kaiser.
The Bugle And The Passing BellThe Bugle And The Passing Bell - TrailerJun 16, 2014 | 0:30"The Bugle And The Passing Bell" is a special series to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the first world war.