Forever Changed – Stories From the Second World War
by Tim Cook and Britt Braaten
October 2020, ISBN: 978-0-660-25258-2
120 pages, 75 illustrations, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
The Second World War was a global war. But its effects were felt by every Canadian.
From the parachutist penning one last letter before being dropped into danger, to the “munitions girl” who was burned on the job; from the prisoner of war who turned to art to endure the misery, to the Japanese Canadian teenager forced to move 600 kilometres from home — although the Second World War was unprecedented in both scope and scale, it was individuals who experienced it in all its brutality and glory.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the Canadian War Museum has developed this souvenir catalogue. Personal photographs, letters and artifacts bring the stories of 26 Canadians to life. Forever Changed – Stories From the Second World War uses eyewitness accounts to explore the human side of war for those in Canada and around the world.
Tim Cook is a military historian at the Canadian War Museum. His 13 books have won numerous awards. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Order of Canada.
Britt Braaten is an interpretive planner at the Canadian War Museum. She has presented nationally and internationally on inclusion and storytelling in museums.