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Lecture: The Legacy of Canada’s First World War

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A century after the end of the First World War, Canadians still grapple with its legacy. Join award-winning Canadian War Museum historian Tim Cook for an illuminating lecture and discussion to mark the week of Remembrance. From 1914 to 1918, Canadians struggled to support the unprecedented war effort and were pushed to the brink in the pursuit of victory. The First World War unified some parts of the country, but also created deep fault lines between regions and groups. Even as Canadians mourned and sought meaning in the loss of more than 66,000 people, they witnessed significant changes in politics, culture and gender relations, both during the conflict and in its aftermath. Canada has never been the same.

Dr. Tim Cook, C.M.
Tim Cook is the First World War historian at the Canadian War Museum and the author of 10 books. He curated the Museum’s Gallery 2 as well as other special, travelling and digital exhibitions. His books have won many awards, including the RBC Taylor Prize, the J. W. Dafoe Prize (twice), the Ottawa Book award (twice), and the C. P. Stacey award for best book in military history (twice). His latest book was the award-winning and No. 1 Canadian best-seller, Vimy: Battle and Legend (2017). For his contributions to history, he has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media. Tim Cook is a member of the Order of Canada.

In English with simultaneous translation in French.

Presented in conjunction with the World at War – International Speaker Series, an annual series of academic events, presented by the Canadian War Museum.

Official Partners of the First World War Centenary: John and Pattie Cleghorn and Family; HCol (Ret’d) John C. Eaton, O.Ont., K.St.J., D.Com. and HCol (Ret’d) Sally Horsfall Eaton, S.S.St.J., C.D., R.N., LL.D.; The Friends of the Canadian War Museum; VISITFLANDERS and the R. Howard Webster Foundation.

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