Flying and Spying - New Canadian Media

Flying and Spying

Chinese-Canadian Kam Len “Doug” Sam served in the air force in the Second World War. Shot down in France, he gathered critical information as a spy for the Allies.

Please note that this video has some French-speaking parts. Turn on captions if you require subtitling.

This episode is the first of a new animated web series called History Bits. The series explores a diverse range of topics, from overcoming racism in Africville, Nova Scotia, to the historic fight for women’s voting rights, to the struggle to survive the dustbowl era of the Dirty Thirties. Each action-packed episode highlights the courage, creativity, and perseverance of Canadians from the past.

History Bits was inspired by comics that appear in Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids, written by Kayak editor Nancy Payne, illustrated by Alex Diochon, and published by Canada’s History Society.

Supplemental educational materials for teachers and parents are available so that they can more deeply explore the stories and themes with young viewers.

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