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News Release

 

The General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project is holding a Saturday afternoon seminar at Westmount Library 3200 Wonderland Rd. S. London, ON on the 19th of November at 2:00 PM.


Featured speaker will be Norm Christie. He will be speaking on the 1936 pilgrimage made by Canadian Vets to the unveiling of the Vimy Memorial.

Norm, who is know for his successful TV series about the First World War (For King & Empire), Second World War and Korea, will have copies of his latest writing and DVD’s available.



Norm’s wide experience as a Commonwealth War Graves Commission employee, writer and TV host, makes his presentation very enjoyable and informative.

As Canadian soldiers waited to attack Vimy Ridge on the 9th of April 1917 they wanted to leave some indication that they had been there. Carvings were made in the chalk walls of the tunnels they occupied. These often times very artistic carvings have now been preserved.  Professors Zenon Andrusyszyn and Graham Wagner of the University of Western Ontario, will be discussing their part in the preservation project.

We will also be discussing the Currie Memorial Project and invite everyone to attend a most interesting afternoon. Admission is by donation and we look forward to meeting the many Londoners who are interested in Canadian Military History.

 

John P Sargeant

Secretary

The General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project

519 473 0475

currieproject@roger.com