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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec
So it was the Chinese army that was in front of us and we were, what, 300 or 400 yards from them and we had our black night glasses and we watched them for 90 days.
Army • Home Town: Campbelltown, New Brunswick
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Army • Home Town: Quebec
We climbed the mountain, shouting and firing: grenades, machine guns, other guns. We opened fire as if there were 30 of us. We were only about 10.
Air Force • Home Town: Saskatchewan
Our commitment was to do observations along the ADL, which spread from the Mediterranean down to the Gulf of Aqaba - the tip of the Sinai Peninsula -re-supplying Army and UN outposts along the ADL by air.
Army • Home Town: Edgerton, Alberta
During the time there we concentrated mainly on getting the warring factions - the local warlords - to disarm and cease hostilities. We escorted humanitarian relief convoys to local villages where there were signs of famine in the local population.
Army • Home Town: Manitoba
I feel Canada should be very proud of its peacekeepers. They've been involved in peacekeeping for many, many years and have served on every mission that's come up.
Army • Home Town: Ontario
Our mandate was to prevent civil war, arrange a cease fire and halt all military operations. Prior to this was the apprehension and detention of all foreign military and para-military personnel not under UN command. And it was specifically related to mercenaries. Use of force was authorized.
Army • Home Town: Ontario
It goes right through until August the 9th, 1918 and it stops there, and that was the day that the Canadian Army struck off at the Battle of Amiens, which was the beginning of the end of the war. I guess he was so busy after that battle started that he never had time to write in the diary.
Army • Home Town: Quinton, Saskatchewan
But there was a lot of books written about the Hitler Line and the Liri Valley but they do not really tell the full story because it was so horrible.
Army • Home Town: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
I watched a soccer match where the other side parachuted in, one sergeant doing a stand-up landing. I asked him if he didn’t need to roll over and he said, “I have my best battle dress on, sir, I didn’t want to get it dirty.”
Army • Home Town: Selkirk, Manitoba
He was walked across there by the two military police. He was tied to the post, which he told them it wasn’t necessary. He could take his punishment. But they insisted on tying him. And they dropped a black bag over his head with a target mapped out on the bag. And the serge