This short film shows the connections that Royal Roads University and John Stubbs Memorial School have with the HMCS Athabaskan, a ship that sunk off the Brittany coast 75 years ago. As part of the War Heritage Research Initiative led by Prof. Geoff Bird, the project has produced more than 30 documentary vignettes on sites of war memory, exploring the relationship between sites of war memory, heritage and remembrance.
Down in the ocean vast and deep
Their vigil o'er, sailors sleep—
A glorious tomb their resting place,
Beauteous blue above their face,
Never a sound to disturb their rest;
Done is the battle, past the test.
Rocked by the tides that rock the sea,
Freed from the world that the world be free.