War Amps productions will mark 90th anniversary of Vimy Battle

    OTTAWA, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917
is considered to be the day that Canada truly became a nation.
    To mark the upcoming 90th anniversary of this famous battle, The War Amps
is re-releasing A Vimy Veteran Remembers, an award-winning documentary in its
Military Heritage Series. In it, the late War Amps Member Perce Lemmon, who
fought at Vimy, joins War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton to describe what life was
like as a young soldier fighting in the trenches. Archival footage makes his
story come to life.
    A new two-minute vignette titled Vimy Ridge, which is based on the
documentary, has also just been released. It can be viewed on The War Amps Web
site at www.waramps.ca/military/video/vignette.php
    In conjunction with the anniversary, The War Amps is also re-releasing No
Man's Land, another documentary in its Military Heritage Series, which tells
the remarkable story of Mary Riter Hamilton, an artist commissioned by The War
Amps, who spent three years in the battlefields of Europe after World War I to
paint the scenes of destruction left behind.
    The documentaries and vignette were produced by Cliff Chadderton and,
like all War Amps productions, were funded by corporate donations. They have
been distributed to regular, community and specialty channels in Canada as
well as PBS in the United States. A Vimy Veteran Remembers and No Man's Land
are available to the public in DVD or VHS format at a cost-recovery price of
$11 each through E-ZEE ACCESS: call toll-free 1 800 250-3030, fax toll-free
1 800 219-8988 or visit www.waramps.ca.

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