Robbie H.

Desboro, Ontario

Grey Roots Regional Heritage Fair

War on the Water: The Battle Of The Atlantic

My project tells people the significance of the Battle of the Atlantic in WW2 and how it is important to Canadian history. Many people think of the war being fought in Europe but in reality a great deal of the fighting and sacrifice happened in Canadian and North American waters.

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

The most interesting thing I learned about my topic was how many Canadians risked their lives and lost their lives for us to be free. Freedom is not a given right, and we have freedom here in Canada because of the bravery and sacrifice of our citizens.

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

Some important lessons I've learned that I want to share with other Canadians is that Heritage Fair is difficult but in the end very fun and rewarding! The Battle of the Atlantic is a very interesting topic and one of the greatest stories ever told not only in Canada, but in the entire world!

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

Life back then would have been very different then nowadays! Back then many Canadians lived in fear of Germany and thanks to the people who fought for our freedom we don't have to live in destruction, poverty, fear, or not being safe. Image having to live back then not knowing when the war would end and after just recovering from WW1 going right back in the game in WW2.