Le déserteur (film)
|Directed by||Simon Lavoie|
|Produced by||Simon Lavoie|
|Written by||Simon Lavoie (play)|
Georges Guénette was a deserter from the Canadian Army and, like many French Canadians during World War II, an opponent of the war and conscription.
In May 1944, a few months after Guénette deserted from the army, four Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers found Guenette in his father's farmhouse, in St-Lambert-de-Lévis (near Quebec City). He jumped out of a window and ran across the fields. Guénette fell, wounded "by a ricocheting bullet," and died without the last rites of the church.
- Kellt, Brendan (October 23, 2008). "Review: Le Deserteur". The Gazette. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- Demers, Maxime (December 19, 2007). "Georges Guénette, déserteur". Le Journal de Montréal (in French).
- Time, Monday, May 22, 1944 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,796595,00.html)
- "The Week in Quebec". The Coaticook Observer. November 17, 1944. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
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