Last chance to see Deadly Skies at the Canadian War Museum

January 17, 2017


For immediate release

Ottawa, Ontario, January 17, 2017 — Less than two weeks remain to visit Deadly Skies – Air War, 1914–1918. This wildly popular, family-friendly exhibition will close on January 29.

Over116,000 people have visited this innovative exhibition, which uses a large-scale graphic novel format to go beyond the dogfights and immerse visitors in the fascinating, true experiences of nine individuals, both military and civilian, from both sides of the First World War.

This unique form of storytelling has proven to be very appealing. In the words of one visitor, Deadly Skies is a “fascinating exhibit: informative, thoughtful, clearly laid out and dramatically presented by life size graphics and special effects.”

Visitors of all ages meet people like Marjorie Stinson, the “Flying Schoolmarm” and lead instructor at the Stinson School of Flying in San Antonio, Texas, and Eric Ohman, a Montréal pilot whose experiences embody the exhilaration, fear and challenge faced by most First World War pilots. Deadly Skies also explores a more personal side of Manfred von Richtofen, also known as the “Red Baron.”

Deadly Skies – Air War, 1914–1918 was developed by the Canadian War Museum, with the support of the J. P. Bickell Foundation and the Audrey S. Hellyer Foundation. For more information about the exhibition and its companion publication, please visit the Museum’s website:

Starting in March 2017, the War Museum will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with four principal initiatives: a special exhibition entitled Vimy – Beyond the Battle, a renewal of the Vimy section in the Museum’s First World War gallery, and two exhibitions that will travel nationally and internationally. For more information, visit

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

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. Its mission is to promote public understanding of Canada’s military history in its personal, national and international dimensions. Work of the Canadian War Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Yasmine Mingay
Director, Public Affairs
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8608

Avra Gibbs Lamey
Senior Communications and Media Relations Officer, Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8607

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