High-tech exhibit brings War of 1812 brig to life

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High-tech exhibit brings War of 1812 brig to life
High-tech exhibit brings War of 1812 brig to life
High-tech exhibit brings War of 1812 brig to life

War of 1812 ship on display

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

A high-tech exhibit in Welland, Ont, combines archeological material from the wreck of HMS General Hunter, on loan from the Bruce County Museum, with new augmented-reality and virtual-reality experiences. Headsets impart 3D reproductions of the ship and video animations of her in action, all based on her original blueprints.

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Berton’s correspondent

Berton’s correspondent

Story by Don Gillmor

Lester Giffin was a private with the 85th Battalion at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917. In the years after that momentous battle, he felt its importance hadn’t been recognized by the general public, and in 1982, at the age of 89, he decided to remedy this by writing about Vimy himself when he heard that Canadian author Pierre Berton was planning to write a book about the battle.

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This week in history
This Week in History

April 19, 1978

Canadian forces arrive in Lebanon as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

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