In honour of Remembrance Week, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will host an afternoon in conversation with Canada’s top war historian and author Tim Cook on November 9th.
Presented by local historian Mat Johnson, this talk will be livestreamed exclusively within the Museum’s Bruce Power Theatre from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and will focus on Canada’s role during World War I and Cook’s latest book Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War.
“As we honour and reflect on the contributions of Canadian soldiers to the war effort ahead of Remembrance Day, guests will have a special opportunity to hear acclaimed Canadian author and historical expert Tim Cook speak about medical services in the war, including some darker, secret practices, that gave rise to new innovations in medicine,” says Museum Program Coordinator Evan Vatri.
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the BCM&CC gift shop in advance of the talk.
A question-and-answer period will follow. Museum Members and Veterans free. General Admission applies. Visit brucemuseum.ca to register or call 519-797-2080.
About the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre offers adult and children’s programming, special events, and is home to the Bruce County Archives & Research Room. Our mandate is to preserve and make available the documentary heritage of Bruce County.
About Tim Cook
Tim Cook is Chief Historian and Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum. His best-selling books have won multiple awards, including three Ottawa Book prizes for Literary Non-Fiction and two C.P. Stacey Awards for the best book in Canadian military history. In 2008 he won the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End and again in 2018 for Vimy: The Battle and the Legend. Shock Troops won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Cook is a frequent commentator in the media, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Order of Canada. Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War is his latest work.