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Sculptor of Ajax Bomb Girls monument looking for your WWII photos

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Post by Sniper1946 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:43 pm

If there are any of you out there with photos maybe you can contact Tim... :thumpsup:


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St. Jacobs sculptor Tim Schmalz is hoping you will go through old photo albums to help inspire his latest work.

Schmalz, known globally for his Homeless Jesus statues, has been working on a new war memorial that will highlight the war efforts of women who worked in the Defence Industries Limited bomb making facility in Ajax as well as other aspects of the Second World War.

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"The front of it is showing the women actually working in the factories here in Canada and then the back of it is essentially showing what they worked for, and that's the victory in World War Two, the liberation of Europe," he said.

The newest piece is massive — six metres tall and six metres wide, and the shape of a large maple leaf.

"I wanted to show, kind of, the Canadian spirit," he added.

"I have a couple Nazis being round up, and they're being treated with respect as fellow soldiers, even though they're enemies."
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener ... -1.4265363
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