Toronto Mike

Passchendaele: The 10th Battalion, CEF


When I saw No Country For Old Men recently, one of the coming attractions we saw was the trailer for Passchendaele, a Paul Gross film about the 10th Battalion, CEF in the First World War at the Battle of Passchendaele.

I thought the trailer was pretty good and I'm looking forward to seeing the film, the most expensive Canadian film project of all time, so I went searching for this trailer on YouTube and the other video sharing sites.  I wanted to embed the video here and spread the love a little.  After all, I've been looking for more films about Canadian success stories in WWI.

The only instance of this trailer I could find was the premiere as it aired on ET Canada. I figured I'd wait it out and post the Passchendaele trailer when a better version appeared on YouTube.  I didn't want to share this trailer with an Entertainment Tonight intro, a tacky "Exclusive ET Canada" logo in the bottom left corner and a ridiculous curtain effect that fills the top and bottom of the screen.

I'm tired of waiting, so I'm just going to ask you to go here to watch the trailer on the official Passchendaele movie site.  I'll still embed the ET Canada version, but you're not allowed to click play.

If this were an American film about an American sacrifice there would be trailers oozing out of every crevice of the web.  I'm just sayin'...

The film comes out Remembrance Day 2008.

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