War Amps re-releases WWI documentaries to mark 90th anniversary of armistice

    OTTAWA, Oct. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - With this November 11th marking the 90th
anniversary of the end of the First World War, The War Amps is re-releasing
five internationally award-winning documentaries from its popular Military
Heritage Series.
    In A Vimy Veteran Remembers, war amputee Perce Lemmon describes life as a
young soldier in this pivotal battle. The Blue Puttees tells the remarkable
story of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, nearly wiped out in the Battle of
Beaumont Hamel. War Amps members talk about surviving the war in If Ye Break
Faith, while In Flanders Fields tells of the sacrifices of Ypres, the Somme,
Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele. No Man's Land tells of Canadian artist Mary
Riter Hamilton, commissioned in 1919 by The War Amps to travel to the
battlefields of Europe to paint the scenes of postwar destruction.
    War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, who produced the documentaries, commented
recently on his blog (cliffchadderton.ca) about the war's impact: "When it
began in 1914, little did the world know that four years of death and
destruction lay ahead in a conflict revolutionized by high explosive shells,
rapid-firing machine guns, poison gas, submarines, tanks and airplanes. Nor
did they know that it would destroy virtually a whole generation of young
    The documentaries, which will air on regular and specialty channels
across Canada up to and on November 11th, are available at a cost-recovery
price (DVD or VHS) by calling toll-free 1 800 250-3030 or at waramps.ca. More
information, including clips, can be found at waramps.ca/military.

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