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Magnificent Men (and Women) in their Flying Machines: A New Approach to Exhibiting the First World War Air War

Start Date and Time:

Friday, November 11, 2016, 3:00PM

End Date and Time:

Friday, November 11, 2016, 5:00PM


Nic Clarke, Historian At The Canadian War Museum And Author Of "Unwanted Warriors: The Rejected Volunteers Of The Canadian Expeditionary Force," UBC Press, 2015.

This presentation discusses the Canadian War Museum’s current special exhibition Deadly Skies – Air War 1914-1918. In particular, it highlights how Deadly Skies takes a new look at the war in the air. Rather than focussing on the air war as it is often remembered—a series of one-on-one aerial duels—this exhibition revolves around experiences of nine individuals who were involved in, or impacted by, this new form of warfare. In taking this approach, the curatorial team has sought both to humanise and democratise the conflict.


Sidney Smith 2098 (Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room), Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 view full map




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