The World Wars
TiimeKeepers Canada presents our series on The World Wars. In the many years we've recorded interviews, we have heard and seen things that astonished us. War is a terrible thing.
We play these interviews and hope people will understand the terrible price humans pay for war. But on the other side of the coin, what would you do if another country was attacking you. People will defend themselves. It is everyone's right to exist as a tribe or as a country.
So as you watch these remarkable interviews, remember these seniors and veterans lived through turbulent times. A time when Canadians were there to defend the people of Canada. We should be proud of that.
From the early battles of Cryslers Farm to eye witness accounts of World War One's battle of Ypres, Vimy Ridge and the Halifax Explosion,
re-live these Canadian experiences with those who were there. You'll see a WWI fighter pilot and a battlefield nurse. From Beaumont Hamel to World War II's Great Escape, the series takes you on a journey to
the Cold War and modern times.
When I look at all the years of war we've been through,
Those men lived and died for what we have today.
From the song,
WWII Mosquito Ace
A Dwayne Price Video
WW1 Battle of Ypres 1916
In World War I, Canadians faced the first use of Poison Gas at the Battle of Ypres. Hear the words of a man who knows what it's like to be hit by a bullet.
As part of the Timekeepers Canadian Journey, Squibs Mercier from London, England, who moved to Canada after the war, remembers growing up watching the Spitfire Dogfights in the 1940 Battle of Britain. She describes a special memory of a woman that was determined to rebel against the bombing of London.