Currently available to the public until September 6, 2021, is a new exhibition entitled : “Forever Changed – Stories From the Second World War,” is now on at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
What is of specific interest to visitors of the CFPU website, is that Sgt. Hugh McCaughey, combat cameraman of the Canadian Army Film Unit, is one of many Canadian stories featured in this exhibition.
Divided into four ‘zones’; ZONE 1: SUPPORTING AND DEFENDING, ZONE 2: THE WAR AGAINST GERMANY, ZONE 3: THE WAR AGAINST JAPAN, and ZONE 4: A COUNTRY SHAPED BY WAR.
It is within ‘Zone 02’ that visitors will find more information about Sgt. McCaughey. But you will not have to wait until then to see Sgt. McCaughey; Hugh is also featured in the online banner for the exhibition; threading film into his 35mm Bell & Howell motion picture camera.
For those fortunate to be in the Ottawa area, or for those looking for something to do, I highly recommend visiting the Canadian War Museum to see this exhibit, along with many of the other exhibits and displays available to the public.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
For Canada, the Second World War was a global conflict. For individual Canadians, it was personal. Developed to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Forever Changed weaves together a diverse range of stories with 175 compelling artifacts, exploring the personal experience of war across Canada and around the world.
“From a parachutist penning one last letter before being dropped into danger, to a “bomb girl” who was burned on the job; from a prisoner of war who turned to art to cope with the misery, to a Japanese Canadian teenager forced to move 600 kilometres from home; this new exhibition brings to life the impact of the Second World War on the lives of Canadians.”
Please browse through the gallery in this post to view many of the details to what you can be sure to see in the Forever Changed exhibition featuring Sgt. Hugh McCaughey, and a few images of some of what awaits.
Lastly, many thanks to the McCaughey family for sharing their families legacy by donating the collection of their fathers letters home during WWII , now available for research purposes at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Canadian War Museum online…