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Ordeal by Ice

Ordeal by Ice

| 10 min

This short documentary is part of the Canada Carries On series. The secret winter maneuvers of the British Army's Lovat Scouts took place in the Canadian Rockies during the winters of 1944 and 1945. In combined operations with the Canadian Army, these elite mountain commandos tested themselves and their equipment in temperatures of -50oF.

  • director
    Tom Daly
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • photography
    Joe Gibson
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene


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