The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel of the First World War holds a significant importance for Canadians in general and the people of Newfoundland and Labrador in particular. CBC News Newfoundland Labrador published a documentary entitled “Trail of the Caribou” that traces the journey of the brave men of the Newfoundland Regiment.
Created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle, the documentary gives a detailed account of the role the Newfoundland Regiment played in the First World War, putting faces to the story. Since the War, Caribou were constructed in Europe to memorialize the significant places the Newfoundland Regiment fought. Trail of the Caribou transports the viewers to these places to trace the footsteps of the Newfoundland soldiers. The documentary is hosted by Allan Hawco and Mark Critch.
Watch the full documentary below: