In addition to pinning poppies on jacket lapels this November, Canadians can pay their respects by visiting the Canadian War Museum’s new exhibition, Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days. Curated by military historians Drs. Tim Cook and Jack Granatstein, the exhibition takes visitors through the Hundred Days campaign, an Allied offensive which took place from August 8 to November 11, 1918 and led to the end of the First World War.
“Victory 1918 sheds light on the important role played by Canadians in the final days of the war, along with the triumphs and terrible costs that continue to reverberate 100 years later,” said Canadian War Museum president and CEO Mark O’Neill in a press statement. Visitors are immersed in the final days of the war through a selection of artifacts, archival films, colourized historical photographs, and soundscapes, along with firsthand accounts drawn from the letters, diaries, and memoirs of Canadian soldiers. In the middle of the exhibition, an interactive activity space provides an opportunity to learn about combined arms warfare through a hands-on tabletop game and live interpretation, while a separate seating area allows for a moment of pause and reflection.
As we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Victory 1918 offers a timely and powerful reminder of the cost of war.
This exhibition runs from October 26, 2018 to March 31, 2019.
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