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dc.contributor.authorGeoff Bird
dc.identifier.citationWar Heritage Research Initiative. [War Memories]. (2018, February 3). War Horses [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.abstractSoldiers weren’t the only ones who risked their lives on First World War battlefields. Thousands of Canadian horses also served the war effort. They transported men, hauled equipment, and towed heavy guns and ambulances. The large solid draft horse, the Percheron, was well suited to the hard work of war. In addition to being strong, they were sure-footed and easy to keep clean in muddy conditions.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.ispartofseriesWar Memories across Canada Documentary;
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSites of the First World War;Part 7
dc.subjectWorld War, 1914-1918en
dc.titleWar Horsesen

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

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