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The Canadian War Museum continues its commemoration of the First World War by hosting The World Remembers.

Created by Canadian actor R. H. Thomson, the 2018 version of this video installation includes 1,003,167 names of military personnel who were killed in 1918. The display also includes official war deaths from 1919 to 1922. These men and women came from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, the United States, Turkey, Belgium, Australia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, India and Nepal – all countries that have participated in this commemoration.

Their names will be projected on screens at the Canadian War Museum and venues in seven other countries, as well as online.

International names are displayed for 23 seconds; Canadian names, for 90 seconds. The day, hour and minute each name will appear is available at The last name will appear at sunset on Remembrance Day, November 11.

Photo: Margaret Kilmaster, (courtesy of R. H. Thomson)

Accessible during regular Museum hours

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