May 5, 2020
VEDay75 – A Commemorative Webinar
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our historian roundtable and resource discussion today. We were thrilled to have so many Canadians participate, share their stories, and ask questions. A recording of the webinar is posted below, and we’ve shared links to all of the resources as well.
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- Explore the comprehensive Project’44 digital map resources built using war diaries and other primary sources. Created by the Canadian Research and Mapping Association.
- The Juno Beach Centre is hosting victory75.ca, a landing page for VEDay75 resources produced by many Canadian organizations. They have also adapted their Maple Leaves and Tulips exhibit for virtual consumption!
- For more outstanding stories about Canadians, VEDay75 and the Liberation of the Netherlands explore our VEDay75 project and virtual exhibit, featuring individuals sagas of resilience and bravery, and a series of articles written for students by historian Dr. Mike Bechthold.
- Craig Brumwell’s VEDay75 lessons are available on our website.
- Tim Cook’s newest book, The Fight For History, will be available in September 2020.
- To learn more about how you can conduct your own research into Second World War stories, the Canadian War Museum has produced excellent research guides. (Click “Research Guides – Military Personnel in left-hand menu)
- You can download the full presentation from the webinar here. The maps featured in the presentation are primarily taken from CP Stacy’s Official History of the Second World War.
- For more images of Canadians in the Second World War, Library and Archives Canada’s Flickr albums are a great place to start.
- If you’re interested in more VEDay75 content, Tim Cook will be co-hosting a bilingual presentation from the Canadian War Museum on Friday, May 8.
- Professor Graham Broad at King’s University College in London, ON will also be hosting a virtual history lecture on May 8.
- Author and historian Ellin Bessner has recently written a virtual commemoration story about two Canadian officers who played a key role in the surrender of German troops at Bad Zweischenahn in May 1945. She also tells the full story of Moe Hurwitz in her book Double Threat, nothing that he was indeed a hockey star from a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal who turned down a tryout from the Boston Bruins to enlist.
- An article shared in the chat, about the Canadian military and the Dutch military.