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In Remembrance

Saturday, November 3
1:00 - 4:00 pm


That Lucky Old Son Book Cover

 

Join us at a presentation by Saskatchewan author, Mark Cote, who will be speaking about his book, That Lucky Old Son, an autobiography about re-discovering his father through his WWII bomber command and POW Experiences.

There will also be a Remembrance Day story time and poppy craft for younger visitors.

National Film Board Short Films

Short films will be shown on a repeated loop throughout the day in the Saskatchewan Theatre in the Winning the Prairie Gamble Exhibit.

 

Double Heritage
Richard Gilbert, 1959 | 28 min
This documentary from the Salute to Flight series links the barnstormers and bush pilots who explored Canada's vast hinterland with the aviation heroes who flew the Bolingbrokes, Ansons, Mosquitoes and Hurricanes of World War II.

John McCrae’s War: In Flanders Fields
Robert Duncan, 1998 | 46 min
This feature documentary profiles poet John McCrae, from his childhood in Ontario to his years in medicine at McGill University and the WWI battlefields of Belgium, where he cared for wounded soldiers. Generations of schoolchildren have recited McCrae’s iconic poem “In Flanders Fields,” but McCrae and Alexis Helmer—the young man whose death inspired the poem—have faded from memory. This film seeks to revive their stories through a vivid portrait of a great man in Canadian history.

Forgotten Warriors
Loretta Todd, 1997 | 51 min
This documentary introduces us to thousands of Indigenous Canadians who enlisted and fought alongside their countrymen and women during World War II, even though they could not be conscripted. Ironically, while they fought for the freedom of others, they were being denied equality in their own country and returned home to find their land seized. Loretta Todd's poignant film offers forth the testimony of those who were there, and how they managed to heal.

The Trenches
Claude Cloutier, 2010 | 6 min
This animated short by Claude Cloutier is a pictorial account of an attack on Canadian soldiers during WWI. On the edge of the battlefield, recruits are dreading the order to attack. At the signal, a young soldier leaps into a hell of fire and blood where the earth engulfs both the living and the dead. Blending archival images and Cloutier’s hypnotizing brushstroke, the film is a dazzling illustration of the futility of war.

The Enemy Within
Eva Colmers, 2003 | 52 min
This feature-length documentary looks at German POWs from the WWII who were housed in 25 camps across Canada. Filmmaker Eva Colmers follows her father's story - Theo Melzer - who spent three and a half years in a POW camp in Lethbridge, Alberta. Growing up in Germany, she had always been puzzled by her father's fond memories of his POW life, so when she moved to Canada, she set out to rediscover this story. What she found surprised her. Watch as Theo Melzer, along with other POWs, recount how their lives were changed by the unexpected respect and dignity they received at the hands of their Canadian captors.

 

 

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Admission

Regular Museum admission applies.

 

In Remembrance Anson