In an engaging slide talk Hugh Brewster the author of At Vimy Ridge and From Vimy to Victory describes the experiences of Canada’s soldiers in World War I. With excerpts from the letters of soldiers and nurses, period songs and archival images and footage, he powerfully evokes this important time in our history. A perfect way to commemorate the 100th anniversary year of the battle of Vimy Ridge.
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Being able to create books, plays and performances about history is a dream job for Hugh Brewster (Canada) since he’s always been enthralled by history. As an author, he has written fourteen books for young readers and adults. On Juno Beach won the Information Book Award in 2005 and At Vimy Ridge was a Norma Fleck Award winner in 2008. Other titles include Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, a Governor General’s Award nominee in 1998 and an adult book RMS TITANIC: Gilded Lives on a Fatal Voyage which was a national bestseller and published in six countries in 2012. His latest book is From Vimy to Victory: Canada’s Fight to the Finish in World War I.