14 January 2010

Ancestors in the Attic

History Television Canada continues the season of Ancestors in the Attic on January 14 with two new half-hour episodes starting at 6pm EST, repeated at 9pm.

The episodes are described in a Global Genealogy posting at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazed/gazed192.htm

Neither Tami Georgi of Wetaskiwin, AB, nor Kathie Mackie of Toronto, ON, planned to fall for a World War One soldier. A few years ago, Tami bought a batch of post cards on Ebay. When they arrived, she discovered six post cards written by Clement Peake, a young Canadian soldier from Halifax. Clement was writing home from the front lines of World War One. Tami was immediately captivated. Kathie found her soldier in an abandoned house in Cape Breton. When she was a little girl, she discovered two letters written by Angus Morrison to his sister Katie. Moved by the affection evident for his distant sister, Kathie kept the letters for decades.

Now, both Kathie and Tami have asked Ancestors in the Attic for help in finding their soldiers' families. Two women, two WWI soldiers, two quests to find their families and, finally, bring these young men home.

Albert Lambert was a navigator and squadron commander during World War II. In July 1943, his plane was shot down over German-occupied France and he went missing. For five unbearable months, his family feared the worst. Then, one day, they received the good news: Al was alive. He had escaped to Spain.

Although Al Lambert lived a long life, he never told his children or grandchildren what happened during those five months in France. Now, 65 years later, Al's grandson, Chris Lambert of Saint John, New Brunswick, has decided to begin a journey to retrace his grandfather's footsteps and discover, if he can, the people who helped save Al Lambert's life.

As usual, schedules are subject to change.

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