Friday, November 11, 2011 | Categories: Rewind on SiriusXM 169 |
Today for Remambrance Day, a look back at one of Canada's most illustrious war correspondents- a man who made the Second World War come alive for millions of radio listeners- Matthew Halton.
He started every report with the words: "This is Matthew Halton of the CBC." His reports were at times tender and sad and other times shocking and explosive. Halton was an unabashed sentimentalist who covered the war as a crusade, for which he was sometimes criticized but more often loved. Covering the major milestones of his generation - from the war trenches to the coronation of the Queen, Halton became Canada's most famous foreign correspondent. A thoughtful philosopher and determined idealist, Matthew Halton was an everyman poet who wore his heart boldly on his sleeve.
Matthew Halton in Italy -- CBC Archives