Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rudolph P. Bratty Hall
The Battle of Vimy Ridge is an iconic victory for Canada. Despite the military success and glory associated with it, it remains one of the bloodiest battles in the country’s military history, with more than 10,000 dead and wounded. Join Dr. Mélanie Morin-Pelletier, First World War Historian at the Canadian War Museum, for an important presentation that will examine how this tactical victory on the battlefield has become an emblematic event of the Canadian nation.
Dr. Morin-Pelletier is interested in the human experiences of war, whether on the battlefield, in the military hospital or on the home front, author of Breaking the Wings of the Angel: Canadian Military Nurses, 1914-1918, and curator of several exhibits including Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory.