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The World Remembers

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The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa has launched the 2016 version of “The World Remembers,” a multi-year, international effort created by Canadian actor R. H. Thomson to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. “The unprecedented loss of life during the First World War devastated nations, communities and families. Death on this scale is difficult to imagine,” said Stephen Quick, director general of the Canadian War Museum. “The projection of the individual names as part of The World Remembers project provides visitors with another way to see and understand these losses from a very personal perspective.” Over the five centenary years, The World Remembers video project will commemorate the millions of soldiers, nurses and other military personnel from participating nations killed in the First World War. The 2016 installation remembers the approximately 600,000 individuals who died in the year 1916. During the course of the installation, their names will be projected at the Canadian War Museum and at museums, schools, universities and libraries around the world, as well as appearing online. Projecting the individual names will take 44 days, underlining the extraordinary human cost of the First World War during 1916. The last name will appear at sunset on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. (http://www.theworldremembers.org)

 

 

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