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dc.contributor.authorGeoff Bird
dc.identifier.citationWar Heritage Research Initiative. [War Memories]. (2018, February 3). Chinese Labour Corps [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.abstractIn 1917, 80,000 men from China arrived in Canada. They were on their way to France to work as labourers. They were a secret group called The Chinese Labour Corps (CLC). The arrived in British Columbia, where they were quarantined in the William Head Correctional Institution in Victoria, BC, Then, they were secretly moved by rail across Canada to the east coast, where they boarded ships bound for France.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 8
dc.subjectWorld War, 1914-1918en
dc.titleChinese Labour Corpsen

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

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