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Date: Thursday May 17, 2018
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Join us for our 3rd talk in our 2018 Lecture Series, What am I to do to save my children? – Childhood, Youth, and Nuclear War, presented by Dr. Andrew Burtch.
About the Lecture
The atomic bomb cast a long shadow over children during the Cold War. At this event, Dr. Andrew Burtch of the Canadian War Museum will discuss what plans were developed to provide for the survival of children at home or at school, the involvement of children in civil defence, and the response of children and adults to nuclear war preparations from the 1950s to the 1980s.
About Dr. Andrew Burtch
Andrew Burtch is the Canadian War Museum’s post-1945 Historian. As curator of Gallery 4: A Violent Peace, he is responsible for all questions relating to conflicts from the beginning of the Cold War to the present day. He has worked to develop temporary and permanent exhibitions about the Afghanistan war, the Cyprus peacekeeping mission, the Korean War, military medicine, and war and media. His most recent exhibition is a new module in the Museum’s Experience Gallery: New World Disorder – tracing Canada’s involvement overseas from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the conclusion of the Afghanistan mission. Dr. Burtch’s book, Give Me Shelter: The Failure of Canada’s Cold War Civil Defence, received the 2012 CP Stacey Award for military history.
Cost: Free – suggested donation $5.00
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*The Diefenbunker Museum is a registered Charity: 869747691 RR0001