In World War II’s European Theatre the highest casualty rate in the Air Force was by far in Bomber Command. The vast majority of those who served in Bomber Command would never complete the required amount of missions to rotate home having completed their commitment to the war effort. Many were killed and even more became Prisoners of War. In this episode we’ll examine the missions and life in a Stalag Luft.
Sgt Chuck Page and his flight crew were shot down over the Dutch Coast. They all managed to get out of the aircraft, but the badly wounded pilot died later that same night. Soon after they were all capture. Chuck would be a prisoner for the next 22 months. Keep in mind that not all camps were the same and that the Luftwaffe’s handling of prisoners was different than that of the German Army’s.

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The Veterans

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The Veterans is a look at Canada's veterans, their experiences during their time of service and what impact it had on them. It covers Veterans from World War II to the present. All branches of the service will be included in this series. By examining


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The Veterans is a look at Canada's veterans, their experiences during their time of service and what impact it had on them. It covers Veterans from World War II to the present. All branches of the service will be included in this series. By examining this series episode by episode you will discover how Canada's military evolved over the decades into the modern, well trained and highly capable military it is today. You'll hear from those who were directly involved in that transition process. Those interviewed in this series selflessly served to help make this world a better place for everyone. Let us never forget what they had done and how much we owe them.

This project was funded by the Power Workers' Union and the Government of Canada.

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  • Thomas R Fowler

    This is perhaps the best series documenting the experiences of Canadian veterans. It deserves to be widely seen.

    by Thomas R Fowler

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