New documentary film features The Crow’s Nest Officers Club

‘Fifty Nine Steps to The Crow’s Nest’ is a 30-minute documentary that chronicles the Crow’s Nest’s establishment during the Second World War and its continuing relevance as a ‘living museum’ in modern day St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Crow’s Nest Officer’s Club has announced the digital release of “Fifty Nine Steps To The Crow’s Nest” will be on Nov. 10, 2020.

At the height of the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II, in 1942, St. John’s was the home port for the Newfoundland Escort Force, a handover point for the critical supply convoys. The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club served as a retreat, for the remainder of the war, where allied naval and merchant officers could relax, share their stories of victory and loss, and have a home-cooked meal.

The Club has become a living museum, owned and supported by volunteer members, that commemorates the contribution of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, and the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War.

David Fuller

Writer, historian and baseball guy. Also managing editor of the branch magazine, The Maple Leaf