Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Sam Lower Onslow, Nova Scotia

Fair address: Chignecto-Central Regional Heritage Fair

Project: The Black Devil's Brigade

My project is about the Black Devils Brigade, an elite Canadian and American force created during WWII. My project consists of a  interview with a former member, information and a slideshow of pictures.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I thought it was cool how the Black Devils nickname came to be. They darkened there faces with shoe polish because most of the missions were at night. They were called Devils because no one saw them coming.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that you can be a very brave person and still have lots of fear. It is very important for Canadians to remember the many sacrifices made by our Canadian Military in order for us to live in the beautiful free country of Canada.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I live each day, not wondering if I will survive. I have all the comforts at home and company of my family and friends. The Brigade often went without food or shelter.

  • Mary Hadley

    Sam it is so nice to remember with pride what our Veterans did for us.Great job!3531
    19/06/2014 6:08:21 AM

  • Christy

    Great work, Sam. Very professional! You should be proud of the effort and commitment you showed during this whole process. Good luck!
    19/06/2014 4:18:53 AM

  • Anita MacLellan

    Well done young man! You've done your Great Grandfather proud, as well as all the members of the Black Devils Brigade. Thank you.
    18/06/2014 7:30:48 PM

  • Dawson L- 2014 Young Citizen

    I love your video! It is really well put together and I like the interest you showed while filming. Your interview was great and I learned a lot. Before this video I had never heard of the Black Devil's Brigade.

    — Dawson L – 2014 Young Citizen


    18/06/2014 4:12:03 PM

  • Cindy Handren

    What an interesting and informative presentation. I did not know how the Black Devils came by their name. I knew that my uncle....your great grandfather was part of that group and now I know what it stood for. A really nice touch to have the interview with Mr. Peppard. Well done Sam!
    18/06/2014 10:54:38 AM

  • Karim Walji

    Great Job Sam! Its awesome you were able to interview a Vet and get their story on video. A reminder for all of us to be grateful for the freedoms we enjoy.
    18/06/2014 7:38:45 AM

  • Mr.Gunn

    This is so well done! Great job Sam!
    18/06/2014 7:16:15 AM

  • Shaunna Mowatt-Densmore

    What a great project, you did such a good job Sam!!
    17/06/2014 9:56:46 PM

  • Angela Atkinson

    Great Job Sam!
    17/06/2014 7:38:05 PM

  • Michele Rogers

    Wonderful presentation, I learned so much about Millard I never knew. Your Great Grand Dad would be very proud! Good Job Sam!
    17/06/2014 5:16:15 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.