The World Remembers

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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 Robert H. Thomson, the 2017 version of this video installation includes roughly 661,800 names of military personnel who were killed in 1917. These men and women came from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, the United States, Turkey, Belgium, Australia, the Czech Republic, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, India and Nepal.

Their names will be projected on screens at the Canadian War Museum and other venues around the world, 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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