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dc.contributor.authorGeoff Bird
dc.identifier.citationWar Heritage Research Initiative. [War Memories]. (2018, February 3). Machines of the Air War [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.abstractDuring the Second World War, Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) created a specialized unit called Bomber Command. The RAF’s mission was to conduct nighttime air attacks on enemy targets in occupied Europe. One-third of RAF Bomber Command pilots were Canadian. In 1942, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) launched its own Bomber Command group, based in England.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 Second World War;Part 16
dc.subjectWorld War, 1939-1945en
dc.titleMachines of the Air Waren

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

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