Service, Sacrifice and Remembrance | CBC News Brings Canadians Stories and Coverage of Remembrance Day, Sunday November 11

This Remembrance Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, turn to CBC News--on CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio One and complete coverage of the Ceremony from the National War Memorial in Ottawa, along with a range of stories and features highlighting service, sacrifice and remembrance. In addition, Peter Mansbridge brings us the Remembrance Day special In the Words of a Soldier, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV, which tells the story of Captain Nichola Goddard, and how her death and letters home from Afghanistan are still a source of inspiration.

Highlights of CBC's Remembrance Day coverage and programming:


CBC Television at 10 a.m. (11 AT, 11:30 NT) and CBC News Network at 10 a.m. ET
CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge leads coverage of the Remembrance Day Ceremony, live from Ottawa. Joining Mansbridge is Canadian military historian Terry Copp, while Hannah Thibedeau reports from the National War Memorial. The special repeats on CBC News Network at 5 p.m. ET, and CBC News Network will have coverage throughout the day and from across the country.

CBC Radio One at 10:55 a.m. (11:55 AT/12:25 NT)
Hosted by Martina Fitzgerald, CBC Radio One carries coverage of the Remembrance Day Ceremony from Ottawa. at 10 a.m. ET streams the television broadcast, beginning at 10 a.m. ET, while the Radio One broadcast is available at Plus, turn to and the CBC News Mobile App throughout the day for stories from across Canada, including the heroic story of HMS Jervis Bay, one of the early casualties of the Battle of the Atlantic. The Royal Navy vessel was shelled and sunk in November 1940. Archival radio reports, photos and remembrances illustrate how the ship's loss brought the war right to Newfoundland's doorstep.

Described Video
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Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV
In the Words of a Soldier, a CBC News special hosted by Peter Mansbridge, tells the story of Captain Nichola Goddard through the letters she wrote to her family while serving in Afghanistan. Goddard was the first female Canadian soldier killed in the Canadian operation in Afghanistan, and her death and letters home are still a source of inspiration. Featuring conversations with her parents and fellow soldiers, the special also visits an elementary school in Calgary named after Goddard, where the students read her letters and reflect on their meaning.


Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC Television; 9 and 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network
Duncan McCue takes an up-close and personal look at Roxanne Marie Preide of Grand Forks, B.C., this year's Silver Cross Mother, named by The Royal Canadian Legion to represent all fallen soldiers' mothers. Preide lost her son, Master Cpl. Darrel Jason Preide, in May 2007 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. He had been serving as a photographer for the Air Force, and was the 56th Canadian solider to die while serving in the Canadian forces in Afghanistan.

Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC Television; 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network
Nahlah Ayed takes viewers back nearly 70 years, and brings Canadians a story of appreciation for Canadians civilians who helped save the lives of residents of the Channel Islands during the Second World War. The Islands were under German occupation when D-Day cut supplies off, leaving residents at risk of starvation. After Christmas 1944, an International Red Cross ship arrived loaded with tens of thousands of Canadian food parcels that saved lives. Ayed speaks to residents who say they owe their lives to the anonymous, Canadian civilians who helped put those parcels together in a time of war.


The Spanish Crucible, Part 1 - Friday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. (9 AT) on CBC Radio One
The Spanish Crucible, Part 2 - Friday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. (9 AT) on CBC Radio One

Chris Howden looks at Canadians' role in the Spanish Civil War in a two part series--The Spanish Crucible. Part 1 looks at the long journey to Spain. More than 1,600 Canadians fought for the Spanish government against Franco's army rebels and over 400 were killed or went missing. CBC draws on interviews recorded nearly 50 years ago but never before broadcast to tell the story of the remarkable Canadian volunteers at the front line of a war that remains controversial to this day. Part 2 looks at the defiance and defeat of Canadians fighting during the Spanish Civil War, with a closer analysis of how they fought, died and survived.


Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on documentary
As of today, 158 Canadian soldiers have died since Canada entered the war in Afghanistan in 2002. In this documentary, we go beyond the static photographs and news headlines and get to know the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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For further information, please contact:
Corey Black, News and Current Affairs Publicist, CBC
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