In honour of Remembrance Day, HISTORY presents its annual memorial programming featuring the Days of Remembrance schedule Wednesday, Nov. 9 to Friday, Nov. 11. The photo above is Russell “Sandy” Sanderson, from Black Watch Snipers.
HISTORY’s broadcast premieres include:
War Junk – Nov. 9 and 10 at 9 E/P
This season, the War Junk team investigates Operation Market Garden, one the largest airborne operations ever attempted and the inspiration for the epic war movie A Bridge Too Far, and the Rhineland Campaign, which marked the first Allied push into Nazi Germany that culminated with the crossing of the Rhine River, the last barrier to the heart of Hitler’s empire.
War Story: The Damage Done – Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 E/P
In the new, eye-opening one-hour special, five Canadian veterans aged 28 to 90 who served in Afghanistan, Korea, Bosnia, and WWII recall their own harrowing personal stories of combat, illustrated by stunning archival footage, and reveal how the impact of battle can last a lifetime. Despite serving in different conflicts and being generations apart, this moving special brings these soldiers together over the bond of war and the difficult healing process.
Black Watch Snipers – Friday, Nov. 11 at 9 E/P
Black Watch Snipers tells the epic “band of brothers” story of five men who fought their way through WWII as a team of snipers and scouts from Canada’s most renowned regiment. Most of these men are still alive, and their intimate, first-hand accounts of the hell they fought through are combined with compelling and dramatic re-creations of their battle experiences.
In addition, Global News presents live coverage of the Remembrance Day service from the nation’s capital, and a moment of silence will occur on Remembrance Day across Corus’ 99 TV and radio stations spanning the country.