Kowang-san Day 23 October 2017
In October 1952, the Royal Canadians were fighting in Korea, alongside other units of the Canadian Army. It took almost a full month of tenacious resistance and brave fighting to push back Chinese assaults 40 km north of Seoul, in an area known as Hill 355 and nicknamed "Little Gibraltar" due to its prominent size and many defensive positions. The RCR marks this important advancement during the Korean War every year.
View of the "Little Gibraltar" or Hill 355, 1952.
The RCR Museum on Virtual Museums Canada Network: 8 Nov 2017
"Topogragraphy of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914-1921)" is ready to launch under Virtual Museums Canada, Community Stories. This exhibition has been developed in partnership by the museum and MA Public History Program at Western University, 2017 Class.
Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, suffered the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. This exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief, by mapping homesteads in mourning, along with official commemorative sites throughout the city today. While unveiling some of the artefacts produced to commemorate or acknowledge the sacrifices, our research also brought forward the next-of-kin, who were subject to a more personal experience of loss.
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