Format: 6 x 60
Produced by: Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. in association with History Television Inc., Saskatchewan Communications Network, The Knowledge Network, and the Access Network with the Millennium Bureau of Canada.
Distributed by: Breakthrough Entertainment Inc.
For King & Empire is a documentary series that tells the stories of ordinary Canadians who fought extraordinary battles during the First World War.
It is composed of six episodes, each representing 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 & Empire explores the significance of the battle and what was at risk, the initial strategies and what actually transpired.
But more than detailing a particular conflict, with Norm Christie as the host and military historian that guides viewers, For King & Empire explores the experiences and emotions of the Canadian soldiers, their remarkable endurance and their supreme sacrifices.