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Barris speaks at Warplane Heritage Museum Remembrance event
November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On Nov. 11, historian Ted Barris will join the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. And since this is the 100th anniversary year of the famous Battle of Vimy Ridge, he will offer a selection of stories of Canadians serving in the battle. Drawing content and visuals from his bestselling book Victory At Vimy, Ted will illustrate how Canadians, fighting for the first time as a national army, from April 9-12, 1917, swarmed up that strategic ridge in north-central France and in a matter of hours accomplished what no Allied army had, in nearly three years of blood-letting in Europe. They seized Vimy from an entrenched German army. Indeed, Ted Barris makes the case that those young citizen soldiers gave birth to a nation – Canada.
Ted Barris is an author, journalist and broadcaster, making appearances on CBC Radio and regular contributions to the National Post and Legion, Air Force and Zoomer magazines, he gives talks/presentations across the country. He has authored 18 published, non-fiction books.
In 2011 he received the Canadian Minister of Veterans’ Affairs Commendation and in 2012 the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. His book The Great Escape: A Canadian Story received the 2014 Libris Best Non-Fiction Award.