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dc.contributor.authorGeoff Bird
dc.identifier.citationWar Heritage Research Initiative. [War Memories]. (2018, February 3). One Name on a Memorial [Video file]. Retrieved from
dc.descriptionThis 16-part series features stories from sites of memory in Canada related to the Second 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.abstractAcross Canada, lists of names are carefully carved into memorials. Russell McConnell is such a name and researching his story and those of others allows us to reveal who these men and women are, and what we might share in common with them. Sub Lieutenant McConnell was serving with the Royal Canadian Volunteer Naval Reserve was aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Raccoon when the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat on September 7, 1942. Today Russell’s name is found at a number of sites across Canada. These include the cenotaph at Royal Roads University, the Sailors Memorial in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Forillon National Park in Gaspé, Quebec.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 Second World War;Part 10
dc.subjectWorld War, 1939-1945en
dc.titleOne Name on a Memorialen

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

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