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"Jakes Gift" - On Stage in Labrador

Most of us have no idea what it is like to experience war. That’s partly because most people who HAVE experienced it find it too difficult to talk about. It means that many stories go untold… But one woman says people who fought need to be remembered. Julia Mackey feels so strongly about it she wrote a play called “Jakes Gift”. And she is bringing the award winning play to Labrador The fictional story is about three brothers who fight in World War two. The oldest is killed…two, including Jake, survive.
Mackey’s research took her to France for the 60th anniversary of D day. She tells reporter Mike Power that her interest in stories from World War Two started when she was a child……

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