Tag Archives: WW2

The Kamloops Kid Rides Again

Interrogation Lives and Trials of the Kamloops Kid poster Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre 2015 11 18

Encore presentation, one day only. Two performances, at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto.

Interrogation: Lives and Trials of the Kamloops Kid

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Premiere Turns Out to Be 71st Anniversary

A chilling discovery in my ongoing research for my play “Father Hero Traitor Son” which is to premiere in a few hours, on August 21.

My play refers to an escape attempt by four Canadian POWs; and while drafting a dedication I was looking up their full names, and discovered the date of their ill-fated escape attempt.

“On Friday, August 21st, 1942, four members of our group escaped from North Point including Sgt. John Payne H6016, L/Cpl. George Berzenski H6700, Pte. John Adams H6294 and Pte. Percy Ellis H6771 .” http://www.hkvca.ca/historical/accounts/williambell/chapter5.htm

Seventy-one years to the day. Let us remember them.

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