The Liberators: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV807
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Guidance, History, Jewish Studies, Social Studies, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2019
Running Time: 22:00
Closed Captions: Yes
W5's special Remembrance Day report, The Liberators, details the heroic efforts of Canadian troops who brought freedom and dignity to the people of the Netherlands in the Second World War. It’s a story of liberation, told through the voices of Canadian veterans who fought there, and from Dutch people who honour the Canadians’ sacrifices. Peter Akman recalls a special time spent with Don White who returns to the Netherlands for the 75th Anniversary.
The Battle of the Scheldt was a brutal battle during the Second World War that saw Canadians fighting through Belgium and the Netherlands. Peter Akman visits a famous hotel in the Netherlands where the surrender of the Germans in Holland took place on May 5, 1945.
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