Barris brings Great Escape talk to Aircrew Remembrance Saturday

Longtime member and speaker for the Aircrew Association, Ted Barris returns to speak to the membership. On Saturday, Nov. 9, 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: 10 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Where: Toronto Police Association, 180 Yorkland Blvd., North York, Ontario.

Contact: Jack Lumley, program chair, 416-449-9389,

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