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For King & Country - Hour of Darkness: Canadians in Hong Kong: 1941
 Documentary Details
 Year  2004
 Producer  Breakthrough Films
 Rating
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Canada volunteers troops to reinforce the garrison in Britain's colony of Hong Kong. When the Japanese invade the colony, the Canadians and other troops fight desperately, but are finally forced to surrender on Christmas Day, 1941. Alfred Babin takes us to the site of one of the massacres of the battle, at St Stephen's hospital.
 
For King and Country
During six one-hour episodes, follow military historian Norm Christie to Canadian battlefields, monuments and cemeteries throughout the world. Norm guides us through the Second World War from the point of view of ordinary soldiers who tell their stories in their own words. A unique mixture of archive footage, photographs, artwork and actuality creates a sense of what it was really like to fight "For King and Country".
 
 
Running time: 47 minutes
 
 
Producers and Executive Producers
Ira Levy
Peter Williamson
Supervising Producer
Kirsten Scollie

 
Directors
Peter Williamson
Harvey Crossland
 
 
Scriptwriter
Gilbert Reid
 
 
Host
Norm Christie
 
 
Narrator
R.H. Thompson
 

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