CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 2)

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When the war began, CBC was getting its news from the Canadian Press. But with its brand new equipment, CBC staff was eager to meet the challenge. In December 1939 reporter Bob Bowman, with just four hours notice, was sent to Halifax to record the first troop sailings to England. He and sound engineer Art Holmes managed to talk their way aboard the ship the Aquitaine.

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