Who really won the War of 1812? Was Canada made on Vimy Ridge? Are we peacekeepers or war fighters? And who writes military history anyway?
Please join us in exploring these and other questions at a one-day conference hosted at the Canadian War Museum on Vimy Ridge Day, 9 April 2009. Panelists and attendees will discuss many of the most contentious issues in Canada’s military past, from the fall of New France to the war in Afghanistan. Other presentations will be held throughout the day in the galleries to allow visitors to compare and contrast items drawn from the Museum’s permanent collections, and to ask staff and volunteers the ‘big’ questions about war and conflict. Was the Sherman a good tank? Who had the better musket, the British or the French? Did women gain from wartime service? What really happened to the Avro Arrow? Is war art painting or propaganda?
Please join us for this exciting one-day event.
$50.00 (includes coffee breaks, lunch and dinner)
By Fax (819) 776-8623 (ATTN: Victoria Copland)
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Mail ATTN: Victoria Copland
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON
The Fairmont Château Laurier is the conference hotel with a guaranteed room rate of $139.00 (single or double occupancy, taxes additional) available from 7-9 April, 2009.
Ask for the Wars with Words Group Block.
Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
Reservations: (800) 441-1414
Phone: (613) 241-1414v
Fax: (613) 562-7030
This Conference is made possible with the generous support of the Donner Canadian Foundation and the Friends of the Canadian War Museum
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