Jack Calder

Digital exhibit offers glimpse of life during WWII

Screenshot of the digital exhibit featuring old photographs of war veteran Jack Calder

A new digital exhibition offers a glimpse of life in Canada during the Second World War. Based on clippings in a scrapbook made in the 1940s by the mother of Canadian wartime journalist Jack Calder, the exhibit considers how the home front and battle fronts were connected.

Calder, who worked as a reporter for the Chatham Daily News prior to enlisting, was a natural storyteller and was among the first to document the war from the front lines sharing details of raids, take downs, and even encounters with the royal family.


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