CBC News: Beaumont-Hamel 100th
This special commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel during the First World War, which nearly wiped out the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. The Regiment’s tragic advance at Beaumont Hamel on the morning of July 1, 1916 became a symbol of valour and terrible wartime sacrifices, forever seared into the cultural memory of the Newfoundland and Labrador people. The special includes live coverage of the ceremony at the War Memorial in St. John’s and ceremonies at The Rooms museum with the Regiment’s Colonel In Chief Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Princess Anne.
Lee Pitts, Peter Gullage, Christina Mayo, Rod Dobbin, Anthony Germain, Heather Hiscox
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador (CBC)