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Norm Christie to Visit London


Tunnel Carvings Imaged

 

The General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project is holding a Saturday afternoon seminar at Westmount Library, 3200 Wonderland Rd. S. London, ON the 19th of November 2011 at 2:00 PM.

Author and television presenter, Norm Christie will be speaking on the 1936 pilgrimage made by Canadian Vets to the unveiling of the Vimy Memorial. This year is the 75th Anniversary.

Norm is well known for his acclaimed History Channel series including King and Empire, King and Country, Lost Battlefields, Striking Back, In Korea and Battlefield Mysteries. He has travelled the world following the footsteps of Canadian soldiers in the 20th Century.

He will have copies of his books and DVD’s available, including the latest offering FOR OUR OLD COMRADES; THE STORY & EPHEMERA OF THE VIMY PILGRIMAGE, JULY 1936

In the second hour of the seminar, Zenon Andrusyszyn and Dr. Graham Wagner of The Canadian Historical Documentation & Imaging Group, CANADIGM, will be discussing their part in the project to preserve the carvings in the tunnels under Vimy Ridge.

As Canadian soldiers waited to attack Vimy Ridge on the 9th of April 1917, carvings were made in the chalk walls of the tunnels they occupied. Some were of their beloved battalions, others were very personal, and some just a name.

Admission is free with a donation to the General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project.

We look forward to meeting the many Londoners interested in Canadian Military History.

 

John P Sargeant

Secretary


Contact information John Sargeant at (519) 473 0475, or Tim Gillies at (519) 659-2893 or email currieproject@rogers.com

Speakers Contact information:                   Norm Christie                                                                                             cefbooks@rogers.com

                                                   Zenon Andrusyszyn                                                      zenon.andrusyszyn@sympatico.ca