Canada Aviation and Space Museum Foundation

The Legacy Project

There is a need to better connect today’s youth, who are poised to build the future, with their history and heritage. Today, we have an opportunity to capture and understand the legacy of the last living members of the generation that experienced, served in, and lived through the Second World War.

The Legacy Project is a documentary being created by Canadian film students and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Through first person accounts from Canadian Veterans — airmen and women who served in the RCAF, RAF, WAAF, and the Polish Air Force — as well as from former European civilians, the documentary will showcase the people and stories of the Second World War through the lens of aviation.

What began as an oral history project has transformed into a documentary that also includes the personal impact these stories have had on the students who have been involved in the production of the film.

Formatted in five separate segments, the documentary can be viewed as a whole or in parts. These segments, along with classroom resources, will be available for download by schools across Canada. 

Funding is required to complete editing, transcription, translation, and dubbing, and to secure the necessary copyright for music and images.

Your generosity will help preserve stories of friendship, courage and loss with generations to come.

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