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A chronological deep dive into how the First World War changed Canada forever. This isn't just a look at battles, but what was going on at home, from the politicians leading the country to the people left behind at home, worrying about their loved ones overseas. It will follow the war and how it changed Canada, digging deep into a fascinating period of our history.
 
It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. Join the discussion, make ...
 
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Pete and Gary continue their exploration of the Battle of the Somme, as they discuss conditions in the closing weeks of the battle. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHisto…
 
Pete and Gary continue the story of SMS Emden as it does battle with HMAS Sydney off the Cocos Islands in November 1914. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV…
 
Pete and Gary tell the story of the Royal Naval Division and the Battle of the Ancre in the closing stages of the Battle of the Somme, November 1916. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube…
 
Pete and Gary tell the story of the savage fighting around the Butte de Warlencourt in the Somme in November 1916. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV…
 
How do you convert the First World War into a short story? This month we're joined by Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria) to explore short fiction published during and after the First World War. Along the way we discuss what makes a short story, the varying themes that appeared over time, and how too many sandwiches may be a sign of a German spy. Re…
 
Pete and Gary tell the story of SMS Emden, a German raider that terrorised Allied shipping on the high seas during the First World War. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingH…
 
Pete and Gary look at the life and career of controversial figure Sir Hugh Trenchard, who commanded the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtub…
 
Pete and Gary continue exploring the history of the Royal Norfolk Regiment as they rebuild the unit in England after the fall of France. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/Living…
 
How should we remember the man whose assassination sparked the July Crisis? This month we are joined by Dr Sam Foster (UEA) to examine the life, death, and representation of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Along the way we discuss the complicated relationships of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Franz Ferdinand's interactions with the contemporary press, a…
 
Pete and Gary explore the Battle of Thiepval, one of the bloodiest chapters in the Battle of the Somme. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV…
 
In the space of 30 minutes on July 1, 1916, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment would go over the top of the trench & suffer 85 per cent casualties. Of the 721 who went over on July 1, 68 answered roll call the next day. It remains today, a defining moment in Newfoundland's history. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: c…
 
Peter and Gary continue their exploration of the Battle of the Somme by studying the often-overlooked French contribution. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV…
 
Today, I am looking at the Battle of Mont Sorrel, fought between June 1 and June 15, 1916. After losing a large stretch of land on June 1 & 2, 1916, the Canadians would reclaim the land over the next two weeks. While they got the land back, it came at the cost of over 8,000 killed, wounded or missing Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.c…
 
Pete and Gary explore the first use of tanks in battle at Flers-Courcelette in September 1916. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV…
 
In the second instalment of special episodes related to their new book 'Laugh or Cry', Pete and Gary explore training in the First World War. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/L…
 
Pete and Gary explore the way soliders used humour to deal with the horrors of the First World War. In this episode they explore recruitment and conditions the soldiers experienced between 1914 and 1918. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.c…
 
Pete and Gary explore one of the darkest chapters in the history of the RNR - the massacre of nearly 100 troops by the SS in the town of La Paradis. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.…
 
In the latest episode of Chatter Natter, Pete and Gary speak to historian Rob Langham. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Guest: Rob Langham Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV…
 
I have been awarded a grant from the government to spend August travelling around Alberta visiting rural historical sites. I will be making podcast episodes and YouTube videos about the sites. As a result, with being on the road all month, I can't make new episodes of the show. So, instead I am going to release best of episodes of Canadian History …
 
Peter and Gary continue following the Battle of the Somme as the battles continue throughout the summer. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete & Gary's Military…
 
I have been awarded a grant from the government to spend August travelling around Alberta visiting rural historical sites. I will be making podcast episodes and YouTube videos about the sites. As a result, with being on the road all month, I can't make new episodes of the show. So, instead I am going to release best of episodes of Canadian History …
 
Pete and Gary continue their exploration of the August Offensive at Gallipoli by discussing the landing and fighting at Suvla. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV …
 
I have been awarded a grant from the government to spend August travelling around Alberta visiting rural historical sites. I will be making podcast episodes and YouTube videos about the sites. As a result, with being on the road all month, I can't make new episodes of the show. So, instead I am going to release best of episodes of Canadian History …
 
Pete and Gary commemorate the anniversary of the August Offensive at Gallipoli with a detailed discussion of this disastrous action. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHist…
 
I have been awarded a grant from the government to spend August travelling around Alberta visiting rural historical sites. I will be making podcast episodes and YouTube videos about the sites. As a result, with being on the road all month, I can't make new episodes of the show. So, instead I am going to release best of episodes of Canadian History …
 
What songs were popular during the First World War? This month friend of the podcast Dr Emma Hanna (Kent) returns to talk to us about popular music during the war. Along the way we discuss who decided what music was suitable for the troops, the rock and roll lifestyle of men in the Royal Flying Corp, and which versions of Mademoiselle from Armentiè…
 
Pete and Gary explore the Royal Army Medical Corps and their contribution to the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete & Gary's Mil…
 
Pete and Gary bring you the second part of their special series of episodes on Second World War veteran Ray Ellis. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete & Gary'…
 
For two weeks in March/April 1916, Canadian troops held the line on several massive craters against the Germans. In the end, they would be forced to fall back after suffering 1,300 casualties. This battle would bring major changes that would change the course of the war for Canadians going forward. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.can…
 
Pete and Gary explore the life and military career of Siegfried Sassoon, one of the Great War's most famous poets. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete & Gary'…
 
From knitting socks, to sending chocolate, to canvassing for the Red Cross and the Victory Bond Program, Canadians of all ages came together to aid the war effort through volunteerism, money and simple homemade goods for the soldiers overseas. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twit…
 
Pete and Gary continue their exploration of the Battle of the Somme by looking at the terror of the night attack. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete & Gary's…
 
Pete and Gary continue the story of the Royal Norfolk Regiment as they take on the Germans in the Battle of France in 1940. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pet…
 
On the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, Pete and Gary explore that horrendous chapter in history, the deadliest day in the history of the British Army. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouT…
 
How does the First World War appear on the stage? This month Angus, Chris and Jessica speak to the theatre historian Helen Brooks about her work on the Great War Theatre project. Along the way, we discuss the importance of sex to the rules of censorship, consider the role of theatre in bridging the past and the present and find out which play threa…
 
During the First World War, 1,200 Black Canadians enlisted to fight overseas, but the number would have been much higher if not for the rampant racism that kept them from enlisting. Even if they were accepted, they often dealt with severe racism in their own battalions on the front lines. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com…
 
Pete and Gary return to one of their favourite topics, the Gallipoli Campaign, and tell the story of the bloody Battle of Gully Ravine in June 1915. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.…
 
In late-May 1915, Canadian troops were tasked with the British to take the Village of Festubert. While the attack would be poorly-planned and executed, it would succeed. That success came at the expense of over 2,000 casualties for the Canadians. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.t…
 
Pete and Gary explore the story of fighting around Hougoumont Farm, one of the pivotal moments in the Battle of Waterloo. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete …
 
In the second special Chatter Natter episode, Pete and Gary talk to historian Carole Hope. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Guest: Carole Hope Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete & Gary's Mil…
 
Mud, lice, rats, snipers, boredom and hard labour were part of the daily life of Canadian troops in the trenches of the First World War. Today, I am looking at what those troops dealt with, with some audio from the soldiers who actually served. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twi…
 
In the next installment in their series about the Battle of the Somme, Peter and Gary discuss the artillery, infantry and logistics preparation for the battle. What was needed, where was it needed and how was it going to get there? Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content,…
 
The Battle of St. Julien would see terrible casualties unlike anything Canadians had seen so far in the war. It was also the first time Canadians dealt with a gas attack, and the first three Canadian WW1 Victoria Crosses be be awarded during this battle. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitte…
 
Pete and Gary continue the epic story of HMS Warspite's career in two world wars, as they follow her throughout WW2. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete & Gar…
 
How do you turn the diplomatic exchanges before the outbreak of the First World War into a TV drama? This month Angus, Jessica, and Chris discuss the 2014 BBC series 37 Days. Along the way they explore the role of France in the war's outbreak, how similar the cast appeared to historical figures, a random Star Wars connection, and whether Guy Ritchi…
 
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