What Place Does The Canadian Military Effort Hold In History Programs Offered In France?
Before each event, we advise the media regarding The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War in order to reach as many veterans as possible or people who know of veterans that would like to share their stories of their time during the war.
So, during our event in December in Edmonton, Alberta, journalists from the local press, radio and TV joined us at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 175. Being the only person from France within the team, I was interviewed by three different media sources to share my experience as part of The Memory Project.
The conversations I held with the journalists lead me to think about the following questions: What place does the Canadian military effort hold in history programs offered in France? And what elements do we actually retain?
While we are aware that Canadians played an active role in the Second World War, and that sadly, many of these heroes are at rest in the cemeteries of Normandy, I would never have imagined how many people fought on these battle fields, and just how much Canadian history has been affected by this period.
Therefore, the digital archives of The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War can also been used as a research tool for people around the world in order to enrich their knowledge of the role that Canadians played in the Second World War. By scanning through the profiles of the various veterans who generously shared their stories, we can gain a more global vision of this period of history.