Sneak preview: War Memories across Canada

RRU Staff
Dr. Geoffrey Bird

You are invited to an hour-long sneak preview of the War Memories across Canada documentary, directed and produced by Dr. Geoffrey Bird. The sneak preview is at noon on June 27 in the Castle Drawing Room.

Funded by Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada and Royal Roads University, the two-part documentary series comprises 27 short stories exploring sites of memory across the country linked with the First and Second World Wars. The sneak preview will highlight five stories and Geoff Bird will be in attendance to answer questions.

These stories explore sites of memory that offer insight into our nation’s past. They connect and engage us in a new way, looking at the wars not from the perspective of battlefields overseas but from places in Canada that were shaped by the war. The history is recounted by ‘guardians of remembrance,’ historians, guides and storytellers who offer insight into what happened and why. The documentary provides a gateway to new insights into this heritage as well as an opportunity to commemorate this shared national experience.

War Memories across Canada is available to view on the War Heritage Research Initiative website.