Legacy Series — First-hand Stories from the Second World War


This original documentary film series — created by Canadian film students and Ottawa’s Canada Aviation and Space Museum — showcases powerful, personal accounts of the Second World War through the lens of aviation.

Through six episodes, the Legacy Series shares the captivating stories of Canadian veteran airmen and women who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, and the Polish Air Force, as well as of former European civilians.

The Legacy Series bridges the multigenerational divide between veterans who lived their stories decades ago and youth who, using today’s digital technologies, recorded them. The veterans told their stories to bring our country’s history to life so that the passage of time would not diminish their accomplishments for today’s generations and for those to come.

All the Legacy Series episodes are on the Canada Aviation and Space Museum YouTube channel.


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