The Van Doos, 100 Years with the Royal 22e Regiment (Trailer)

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This documentary marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal 22e Régiment, the only French-speaking Canadian battalion to fight in the First World War. Widely known by its colloquial name, “The Van Doos”, the battalion served with distinction on several fronts, including both world wars, the Korean War, and in numerous U.N. peacekeeping operations. This film offers a moving tribute to both the living veterans and the lost soldiers of the Van Doos. Their personal stories and narratives bring a little-known page of our history books to life. This vibrant elegy features a moving score by Claude Naubert performed live by the regimental formation La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment.

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Alain Forand
Aurèle Robert
Marcel Richard
Michel Jones
Arthur Lortie
Albert Gagnon
Daniel Michaud
Michel-Henri Saint-Louis
Alain Bond
Jocelyn Paul
Alain Gauthier
Justin Morneau
Claude Guilmain
Claude Guilmain
François Dagenais
sound recording
Normand Lapierre
picture editing
France Pilon
original music
Claude Naubert
sound editing
Éric Tessier
Éric Tessier
Julian De Zotti
sound design
Daniel Toussaint
sound editing
Daniel Toussaint
Michèle Houle
Claire Bourbonnais
Sylvia Mezei
Lise Wedlock
Jean Paul Vialard
Anne-Marie Rocher
Maryse Chapdelaine
executive producer
Jacques Turgeon
Dominic Desjardins


  • rubyjean46

    “Thank you very much for making this segment of Canadian history available to the general population. ” — rubyjean46, 9 Nov 2014

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