Fellowship Hall, St. James United Church
306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
The explosive and emotional story of one of the most important days in history: over 11,000 casualties occurred during the final hours of the First World War – many after the Armistice had actually been signed. Travelling to the battlefields in France and Belgium, Michael Palin visits the places where American, British, French, Canadian and German troops were fighting as the war came to an end.
On the evening of March 24, 1944, 76 airmen broke out of a German prison camp in a dramatic bid for freedom. Over the next few days, 50 were recaptured and murdered by the Gestapo on the orders of a vengeful Adolf Hitler. This is the untold story of the postwar investigation to hunt down the Gestapo officers responsible.
For six months, Paris was the capital of the world. The last shots had just been fired in the most devastating war of all time, and the old global order lay in tatters. Delegations from over 30 nations descended upon Paris for the most ambitious peace talks in history. Inspired by Margaret Macmillan’s book, Paris 1919 captures the atmosphere, characters and the dramatic cut-and-thrust of diplomacy and territorial ambition as political leaders
redraw the map of the world after the First World War.
The night before Remembrance Day, TVO is showing the Hollywood version of the Great Escape story as part of Saturday Night at the Movies:
The Museum recently fielded a query from Mary at the St. Mary’s Museum. They have a photograph in their collection of young children on a wagon loaded with pumpkins. On the side of the wagon, prominently, it says “The Jackson.”
The photo can be viewed online at: http://images.ourontario.ca/stmarys/57253/data?n=6.
Mary wanted to know if this was a Jackson wagon made in St. George or an American model made in Jackson, Michigan….
Our trusted President, Cliff Jones, came to the rescue and produced a scan of the Jackson Wagon Company catalogue, circa 1924, “ST. GEORGE, ONT.,”which has a drawing of a similar wagon with the same prominent wording on the side.
Great job, Cliff – and thanks to Christine MacArthur at the County of Brant Public Library for passing along the query to us.