History and Remembrance

As Remembrance Day approaches, here are two websites you might like to visit for a reminder of the powerful history that the day commemorates.

Interested in hearing first-hand the stories from those directly involved in the war? Check out The Memory Project.  In their words:

This nationwide bilingual project will create a record of Canada’s participation in the Second World War and Korean War as seen through the eyes of thousands of veterans. The Memory Project will provide every living Second World War and Korean War veteran with the opportunity to share their memories through oral interviews and digitized artefacts and memorabilia.  http://www.thememoryproject.com/

And my favourite site for radio and film of the war is the CBC Digital Archives at www.cbc.ca/archives.  Hearing or viewing the events reported as they happened is a powerful way to learn more about them, and the archivists have grouped clips well for ease of use.