1. In this video James visits the Base Borden Military Museum in Ontario, Canada: home to one of the last surviving examples of the world’s first modern tank. He explores how the challenge of overcoming static trench warfare during the First World War led to the creation of the tank, and highlights the important role tanks played in winning the war for the Allies in 1918.

    Written and Presented by James Ellis
    Videography by Amir Azimi
    Additional Videography & Visual Effects by Peter Remmers
    Edited by James Ellis

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    To find out more about visiting the Base Borden Military Museum at CFB Borden:

    http://www.cg.cfpsa.ca/cg-pc/Borden/EN/Facilities/Pages/BordenMilitaryMuseum.aspx

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  2. James demonstrates the firing capability of the extraordinary British Lee-Enfield Mark III. The most iconic rifle of the First World War, it still holds the record for fastest aimed bolt action fire: unleashing a remarkable 38 rounds in one minute on a target! He compares the Lee-Enfield to the Canadian Ross Rifle, outlining the advantages the former had over the latter, and how its legacy includes service of upgraded versions in the Second World War, Korean War and today with the Canadian Rangers.

    Written and Presented by James Ellis
    Videography by Amir Azimi
    Edited by James Ellis

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  3. In the first video, James profiles the extraordinary story of Norman Shneidman, holocaust survivor and Jewish partisan who fought behind enemy lines following the Germany invasion of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Later he joined the Red Army, participating in the final destruction of Hitler's Third Reich.

    Special thanks to Norman Shneidman

    Written, Presented & Edited by James Ellis
    Videography by James Ellis & Sebastian Ellis

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