War Amps Marks Remembrance Day With New Short Productions
November 1, 2012 - Over the years, The War Amps has been recognized for its internationally award-winning Military Heritage Series. To mark Remembrance Day, and as part of its goal to educate young Canadians about Canada's military heritage, it is featuring a series of new short productions on its YouTube channel.
The D-Day Dodgers vignette tells the story of the Allied troops in Italy who, in questionable jest, were given this nickname, implying they were avoiding the "real war" in France. The vignette is based on The War Amps documentary A War of Their Own, about the Canadians in the Italian Campaign.
Grandpa's War in Bomber Command was produced to mark The War Amps release of a memoir by the late Jack Singer of Ottawa and to commemorate this year's unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in London, UK. In it, three of his grandchildren share their thoughts about their grandfather, his book and the Memorial.
In the production 13th Sortie, the late War Amps member Neil Conner tells the harrowing story of bailing out of his bomber in World War II, an action that cost him part of his right leg.
All three productions, as well as several other vignettes and special features, can be viewed on The War Amps YouTube channel at youtube.com/warampsofcanada.
Regular and community channels will also air full-length productions and vignettes from The War Amps Military Heritage Series on and around Remembrance Day. The documentaries, as well as the memoir, are available to the public at a cost-recovery price at waramps.ca or by calling toll-free 1 800 250-3030.
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