The 48th Highlanders of Canada gave me the honour of designing their “Video History Legacy Project” logo, DVD, case, sleeve and posters.
That Dileas Spirit tells the story of the 48th Highlanders of Canada through 6 years of war from 1939 to 1945. In Sicily, Italy and Holland as part of the 1st Brigade the 48th faced the best the enemy had to offer. They were renowned for achieving objectives on time and as planned, succeeding where others had failed, or dared not go. On the battlefield they were never out of control and cool under stress regardless of the surprises that arose.
That Dileas Spirit is the story of the men who embodied the spirit they called “Dileas”, a word taken from their regiment’s motto Dileas gu Brath, Gaelic for Faithful Forever.
The story is told by 48th Highlander veterans in their own words against the backdrop of images from Canadian Army Newsreels of the war period and photographs from museum archives and Highlanders’ personal collections.