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Documentary on last Commonwealth solder killed in first world war to air at Halifax Citadel

The movie will play at the Halifax Citadel National Historic site this Saturday and Sunday every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the first world war.

Approximately 67,000 Canadian and Newfoundland soldiers died in the war and a new short documentary tells the story of one of those soldiers.

This weekend, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will be airing the newly released documentary called "George". 

It tells the story of George Price, a Canadian soldier from Falmouth, who was the last Commonwealth soldier killed at 10:58 a.m., shortly before the war ended. 

Ken Hynes is a former soldier and curator of the Army Museum Halifax Citadel.

He told NEWS 95.7 it's hard to wrap your mind around the death of over 60,000 soldiers.

"If you can hear the story of a single soldier, one from our own province, it is much easier to make a connection with the scale of sacrifice our country made over a century ago," he said.

The film also features the last performance of local acting legend, John Dunsworth.


 


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