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dc.contributor.authorGeoff Bird
dc.identifier.citationWar Heritage Research Initiative. [War Memories]. (2018, February 3). When They Marched to War [Video file]. Retrieved from
dc.descriptionThis 11-part series features stories from sites of memory in Canada related to the First World War. Conversation kits that include discussion questions and activities for students and the public, along with web links and ideas for additional resources are available for each story and accessible online. Please note, each vignette opens with 20 seconds of silence.en
dc.description.abstractHarry Ferguson was a Lieutenant in the 26th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. On Saturday, June 12, 1915, Harry and his fellow soldiers marched through the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. It was their send-off before they left for battle overseas. They marched from the Barrack Green Armoury to the wharf where their ship, the Caledonia, was waiting. Crowds of civilians lined the streets, cheering and waving farewell as the brass bands played. Crowds assembled again the following morning as the Caledonia departed, loaded with soldiers. Lieutenant Harry Ferguson called the fanfare “an inspiring sight.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by Government of 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. Dr. Geoffrey Bird directed and produced the documentary. The documentary series explores sites of memory that offer insight into our nation’s past. These stories connect and engage us in a new way, looking at the war not from the perspective of battlefields overseas but from places in Canada that were shaped by 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 the significance of this heritage as well as an opportunity to commemorate this shared national experience.en
dc.publisherWar Heritage Research Initiativeen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSites of the First World War;Part 3
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWar Memories across Canada Documentary;
dc.subjectWorld War, 1914-1918en
dc.titleWhen They Marched to Waren

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    Associate Professor and Director, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Continuing Studies

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