OTTAWA, July 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's participation in the First and
Second World Wars is well documented, yet many Canadians are unaware of the
contribution Canada made during the Korean War.
With the 55th anniversary of the end of the Korean War being commemorated
this month, the Canadian Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) will air The War Amps
award-winning documentary, KOREA: Canada's Forgotten War at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m.
PT) on Sunday, July 27th and 1 a.m. ET (10 p.m. PT) on Monday, July 28th.
Produced by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, the one-hour documentary takes
viewers to the battle areas and monuments in Korea that are part of our
nation's history. It also features veterans, many returning to Korea for the
first time, telling what it was like fighting a war in a country that
Canadians knew very little about. Archival film and photographs bring their
memories of "the forgotten war" to life.
When Canada's 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light
Infantry sailed for Korea in November 1950, it was assumed that the war would
Canada sent 26,791 soldiers to battle in Korea. More than 1,200 were
seriously wounded and 516 never came home. After the armistice was signed on
July 27, 1953, the Canadians returned home amid little fanfare.
More information on this documentary, including a clip, can be seen at
www.waramps.ca/military/video/korea/kcfw.php. It has also been distributed to
regular and community channels across Canada and is also available at a
cost-recovery price of $12 (DVD or VHS) by using E-ZEE ACCESS: call toll-free
1 800 250-3030, fax toll-free 1 800 219-8988 or e-mail www.waramps.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Communications, 1 877 60MEDIA,