They must not go alone
into that burning building! – which today
is all of Europe!
(from Poem and Prayer for an Invading Army by Edna St Vincent Millay)
The dangers confronted by Canadian soldiers on June 6, 1944 are unfathomable to anyone who didn’t live through those times or fight those battles. For the most part we know war stories through the dramatization of film, through school lessons blurred by time, or the reluctant reminiscence of veterans. Unless you are a devout student of history you may not often get the chance to be the audience of empassioned, highly-informative presentations on subjects that continue to shape our lives, even 68 years later.
On Wednesday, June 6, the library offers such an opportunity as we host “D-Day: The Battle of Normandy”, presented by a military historian known to leave audiences dazzled and enlightened - Stephane Guevremont. Bringing the gems of his research to life, along with many of the actual artefacts in the form of rare film footage, photography, enlistment documentation or machinery maintenance reports, Guevremont’s presentations are guaranteed to engage you with history in a refreshing light.
Don’t miss Guevremont’s presentation on Canada’s critical contribution to the success of D-Day. The details:
Wednesday, June 6
7 - 9 p.m.
2nd floor, John Dutton Theatre
Register in person, by calling 403-260-2620 or online.