Amber L.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

"Oh, It's a Lovely War"

By researching the little-known side of WWI and comparing multiple factors of the five different forms of entertainment- sports,singing, newspapers, performances,and letters, to determine which form of entertainment was the most effective at distracting soldiers from the horror of the war.



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

There were actually performance group on and off the front line, like the famous Canadian group "the Dumbells"

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

That soldiers had their lives and feelings, their emotions and social connections were essential factors in the war as those helped boost morale and help them survive the war and go beyond.

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

I realize how precious peace is. I never had to survive the brutal horrors of war.