Kingston Aviation Christmas dinner features Great Escape talk

In past guest appearances at the annual Kingston Aviation Christmas dinner, Ted Barris has spoken about the Battle at Vimy Ridge and the instructors of the BCATP. On Saturday, November 30, 2013, he’s back to talk about and present visuals from his brand new book, The Great Escape: A Canadian Story. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood blockbuster movie The Great Escape, (with Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, etc.). But as Ted will demonstrate drawing from his book, the most famous WWII POW breakout was not a story of British heroes and Yankee know-how. The Great Escape was very much a story of Canadian leadership and courage. It’s more exciting than the Hollywood movie. And it’s all true!. As always, he will have copies of his books for sale and autographing.

When: 5:30 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013.

Where: The Italia Club, Kingston, Ontario

Contact: Lois & Dave Tisdale, 613-548-3753,

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