WINNIPEG, May 18, 2012 /CNW/ - In honour of Kelvin High's 100th anniversary, The War Amps is re-releasing its two-part documentary The Boys of Kelvin High to community channels in Manitoba. Part of The War Amps internationally award-winning Military Heritage Documentary Series, this film was dedicated to the Canadians who volunteered for one of the most dangerous occupations of the war - Bomber Command.
Cliff Chadderton, a graduate of Kelvin High, was an infantry commander in the Second World War, and joined The War Amps after losing a leg during the Battle of the Scheldt. After making the shocking discovery that more than 50 of his classmates from Kelvin High alone were killed while serving in Bomber Command, he knew that story had to be told.
The documentary tells the remarkable story of the volunteers who flew in bombers through enemy territory night after night. Against great adversity, they pressed on in a relentless drive to defeat Hitler's Nazi regime. Throughout the narrative, there are accounts of the sacrifices of Mr. Chadderton's fellow students at Kelvin High who were killed in Bomber Command, just a little more than 19 years of age.
As part of Kelvin High's 100th anniversary commemoration, the school will be screening The Boys of Kelvin High on May 26 at 12:00 p.m., in its theatre. For more information, please visit Kelvin High's 100th anniversary website: kelvin100.com.
Also, in conjunction with the anniversary, The War Amps is releasing a short video honouring nine Kelvin High students killed in Bomber Command, which features footage from the documentary. The film can be viewed on The War Amps YouTube channel: youtube.com/warampsofcanada
Like all War Amps productions, The Boys of Kelvin High was funded by corporate donations and is available at a cost recovery price of $14 by calling 1 800 250-3030 or visiting waramps.ca.
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