Battlefield visits to World War sites are an increasingly popular activity especially as anniversaries mark significant events. Royal Roads University will host a talk called Resonance of Remembrance: Touring Battlefields of the World Wars on Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Associate professor Geoffrey Bird will talk about his research specialty: the evolution of war remembrance and the rise of interest in battlefield visits especially to such places as Vimy Ridge, Ypres, the Somme and Normandy. Bird will examine the “sense of place” associated with cemeteries and battlefields and how wars are commemorated, what is remembered and the ways memory evolves from generation to generation.
Cost is by donation to the Veteran’s Poppy Fund. To register go online to cstudies.royalroads.ca/courses/PEDE3373-Y13.htm