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Secret War: The Odyssey of the Suffield Volunteers

During the Second World War, the Canadian government experimented on its own soldiers at a remote base in the Alberta prairies. Had these tests been done on enemy soldiers, they would have been labelled war crimes. Secret War is the story of four Canadian soldiers – four out of more than two thousand – who between 1941 and 1945 volunteered to be human guinea pigs, testing deadly mustard gas at Suffield, Alberta.

TYPE

TV Movie

GENRE

KEY CAST

RELEASE DATE

2002

DURATION

46 mins

FULL SYNOPSIS

During the Second World War, the Canadian government experimented on its own soldiers at a remote base in the Alberta prairies. Had these tests been done on enemy soldiers, they would have been labelled war crimes. Secret War is the story of four Canadian soldiers – four out of more than two thousand – who between 1941 and 1945 volunteered to be human guinea pigs, testing deadly mustard gas at Suffield, Alberta.