Joe looks over and Lottie waves the paper a bit, Joe squints because he cannot see them. He then remembers the binoculars on the trunk behind him and picks them up and looks through them.
As he looks through the glasses, he is able to view a series of images about Sisler. After the Attestation Papers, on which the words Attestation, Sisler, Byron Cooper, Lemonville Ontario, Banker, June 8, 1916, and finally Camp Niagara are highlighted, there are corresponding visuals representing imagined scenes of Sisler’s experiences. The mannequin-soldier is animated in the various scenes. As the images appear, the following voice-over can be heard, again in the voice of Old Sisler:
Voice over: There I was, just 20 years old, off the farm and starting out on my own. I was settling in at the bank, but all the talk was about the war, about fighting for King and Empire. Folks were pretty excited and lots of fellows were signing up. Everyone said it would be over by Christmas. But when 1915 rolled around, and our boys were still slogging it out over there, I decided to say good-bye to the bank and sign up.
So I signed up with Lt Bick, and then was into the training at Camp Niagara. By October, it was getting cold and we had a Grand Trek, a big recruiting event, 5000 of us marching to Toronto Exhibition grounds for the winter, playing at war along the way.