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‘Forgotten war’ takes spotlight at new exhibition

A new exhibition at the Military Museums is making sure our Canadian soldiers in the Pacific are never forgotten.

A new exhibition at the Military Museums is making sure our Canadian soldiers in the Pacific are never forgotten.

The Ring of Fire tells the stories of Canada’s troops in the Pacific during the Second World War.

“We were referred to as the forgotten war,” said Air Force veteran Bryce Chase.

“People just forgot something went on out there.”

Chase served in Burma and was excited to see the items on display that recalled his service in the war.

“We really wanted to educate Canadians on their own history,” said Rory Cory, senior curator of the Military Museums.

Cory said when most people think of the Second World War, they forget about Canada’s participation in the Pacific theatre and the casualties suffered in Hong Kong.

“We have tried to tell all the stories,” Cory said.

The exhibition includes a number of artifacts from private collectors and military museums across Canada, including rare colour photos, medal groups, personal artifacts and art by prisoners of war.

It runs through June 3.

 
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