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CMSS Master's student, Katelyn Stieva takes part in CBF annual study tour

Katelyn Stieva visits Vimy

This past spring CMSS Master's student, Katelyn Stieva, was fortunate enough to travel with the Canadian Battlefields Foundation as part of their annual study tour.

The tour included visits to several First and Second World War sites, including battlefields of Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, Dieppe and Normandy. The tour also involved participating in several ceremonies commemorating the D-Day landings alongside some of the few remaining Canadian veterans from the Normandy campaign.

"To stand at Juno Beach alongside men who had fought there seventy-three years ago is an experience I will truly never forget. As a historian, to be able to study history in the place that it was made was what drew me to participate in the study tour, and the Canadian Battlefield Foundation provided me that opportunity and so much more." - Katelyn Stieva