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.

  • Angela

    Great job, Sam! Good luck!
    17/06/2014 2:12:16 PM

  • Rhonda Herron

    Very Cool!
    17/06/2014 12:50:21 PM

  • Stephanie

    Great job Sam!
    17/06/2014 12:21:17 PM

  • John Murphy

    This is an excellent project! Thank you for producing a video that reminds all present day Canadians that we owe much to many who fought to keep us free. Way to go Sam!
    17/06/2014 12:00:56 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.