For King and Empire is a documentary series, hosted by military historian Norm Chrisite, that tells the stories of ordinary Canadians who fought extraordinary battles during the First World War. Six episodes represent a turning point in the Great War: Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele, the Battles of the Last Hundred Days, and the Legacy of the War. By depicting walking tours of each battleground, For King and Empire explores the significance of the battle and what was at risk, the initial strategies and what actually transpired.
As a military enthusiast and amateur historian, I have always enjoyed this series by Norm Christie, both in book form as well as these movie documentaries. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Allan H. Adams
This is a wonderful series. It is well researched and it is beautifully presented. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning about Canada's role in the Great War.Published on July 24 2013 by D. Gordon
the making of a great young army, battle autonomy at Vimy Ridge, the great bloodbath on the Somme with wholly incompetent British highcommand and a touching look at the huge cost... Read morePublished on April 27 2013 by John Tatley
In my opinion, this series should be viewed by all Canadians, regardless of if you're a fan of history or not. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2013 by M. Fournier
Good historical knowledge, good combination of archival information with filming of battle sits in the present day. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2013 by David Christopherson