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October 31, 2013

The Belgian Forest documentary official launch

OTTAWA, October 31, 2013 – Members of the media are invited to come meet the producers of the documentary The Belgian Forest, which will be officially launched at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) as part of the Remembrance Week activities.

The hour-long documentary details the story of the RCAF Halifax LW682 bomber that crashed into a Belgian marsh in 1944, entombing its crew. The aircraft was recovered in 1997, allowing its crew to be given a full military funeral. The aluminum recovered from the aircraft was used to create the ceiling of the Green Park Bomber Command Memorial in London U.K.

Producer James Blondeau, and Karl Kjarsgaard, Director of the Canada Bomber Command Museum which commissioned the documentary, will be present to respond to media queries and give interviews prior to the initial screening of the documentary at the CASM.

WHO : James Blondeau
Producer, The Belgian Forest

Karl Kjarsgaard
Director, Canada Bomber Command Museum

WHAT : Official launch of the documentary The Belgian Forest

WHEN : Saturday, November 2, 2013 
11 :00 a.m. (media availability)
1 :00 p.m. First screening

WHERE : Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Pkwy., Ottawa



Olivier Bouffard
Media relations

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