Great War Liv­ing His­tory Com­mit­tee shares arms demo video as com­mem­o­ra­tion

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JONATHAN PAR­SONS THE PACKET

An in­ter­preter dur­ing the First World War arms demon­stra­tion video. For more Re­mem­brance Day cov­er­age, see pages B2-B4, and on­line at www.thep­acket.ca. Next week’s edi­tion of The Packet will have pho­tos and cov­er­age of Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies in the re­gion.

ELLISTON, NL — This Satur­day is Re­mem­brance Day, a time to hon­our vet­er­ans both past and present.

For the Great War Liv­ing

His­tory Com­mit­tee of Elliston, hon­our­ing vet­er­ans is noth­ing new, but now the group’s in­ter­preters have in­cluded some of their work in an on­line video for oth­ers to watch.

Filmed dur­ing the sum­mer, the in­ter­preters put to­gether the

video at a replica trench at the lo­cal fir­ing range. The video shows re-en­act­ment of sol­diers in Royal New­found­land Reg­i­ment uni­forms and one Ger­man uni­form us­ing var­i­ous arms preva­lent dur­ing the First World War in 1917.

The com­mit­tee is made up of

vol­un­teers, in­clud­ing sub­sti­tute teacher Neal Tucker, Memo­rial stu­dent Daniel Tucker, mu­nic­i­pal en­force­ment of­fi­cer Ja­son Pike, and EMT Ron War­ren.

Usu­ally the group goes to var­i­ous events in the re­gion to ex­plain and ed­u­cate about the

his­tory of the First World War and the Royal New­found­land Reg­i­ment. How­ever, the plan to film a video seemed a good way to show­case some of the group’s firearms.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

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