Film about WWI all-Black military battalion receives special Oakville screening

Published October 28, 2022 at 5:38 pm

Honour Before Glory, a film that pays tribute to Canada’s all-Black military battalion in World War I will receive a special screening in Oakville in time for Remembrance Day.

Directed by Anthony Sherwood, the film is based on the diary of Captain William White who was the chaplain of the battalion and the only Black commissioned officer in the British Armed Forces during Great War.

The one-hour film tells the story of the segregated group that allowed Black solders to enlist in the military after previously being turned away.

Officially named the “The Number Two Construction Battalion”, the film explores the obstacles faced by the Black soldiers and the discrimination the faced while trying to serve their country and the British Empire.

Presented by Canada’s Defence Minister and Oakville MP Anita Anand along with Oakville  Ward 5 Councillor Jeff Knoll, the screening will take place November 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Film.ca,, 171 Speers Rd.

There is no admission charge.

 

 

 

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