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Duk Soo Kim

Duk Soo Kim

Army • Home Town: Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

So I fell down with my soldiers, after retreat some hundred metres after I put bayonet to my rifle, and attacked that hill, and occupied that one at once.

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Frank Smyth

Frank Smyth

Army • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario

It’s like about five after twelve and they’re supposed to blow the bridge at twelve, and we’re screaming, “Don’t blow, don’t blow!”

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Peter Chisholm

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Arsène Dubé

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Claude Petit

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Joseph Ganin

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Delphis Cormier

Delphis Cormier

Army • Home Town: Campbelltown, New Brunswick

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Ramsey Withers

Ramsey Withers

Army • Home Town: Scarborough, Ontario

Literally, the battalion headquarters was only about 400 metres away - and I got down there and into the command post to report in, and people were looking at me with kind of stony faces and said, “Your friend’s gone.”

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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

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Don McLean

Don McLean

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.

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Susan Beharriell

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George Myatte

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Jack Neilson

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Wayne Marshall

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Gerry O'Pray

Gerry O'Pray

Army • Home Town: Ontario

A lot of things happened while I was in the Congo. One of the things I remember was kind of a culture shock for me, as a young man coming from Nova Scotia. There were thirty-four different countries, I think, in that mission in the Congo.

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Shannon Matechuk

Shannon Matechuk

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.

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Thomas Marion

Thomas Marion

Army • Home Town: Quebec

Later in the night when they were back at their start point, they could hear soldiers shouting, "Help, 73rd! Help, 73rd!" They were all tied up in the wire and the 73rd couldn't get to them.

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John Laurie Paterson

John Laurie Paterson

Army • Home Town: Manitoba

John was stringing communication lines under a heavy barrage of shelling and machine gun fire. This was the Battle of Amiens, August 8 to 16, 1918.

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Joseph Mulvaney

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George Scherer

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Charles Laking

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John Frederick Mould

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John Newton

John Newton

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.

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Sid Meltzer

Sid Meltzer

Army • Home Town: Ontario

My grandfather Joseph, who had served in the Austrian Army before settling in England, installed him with the disciplined life that the military had to offer, and its advantages.

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Corinne Sévigny

Corinne Sévigny

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

Day to day life was always evolving because of the physical, mental, and morale demands on the homefront population.

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Douglas Warren

Douglas Warren

Air Force • Home Town: British Columbia

At Dieppe, with only 5,000 of our troops involved, we had almost 1,000 killed and 2,000 taken prisoner, many of them wounded, in just six hours battle. So, you can see the ferocity of the battle.

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Kate Clendenning

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Marc Boivin

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George MacDonell

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Joan Pennefather

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Charles Priddle

Charles “Ray” Priddle

Army • Home Town: Bristol, United Kingdom

A bit of shrapnel must have come through and it cut the telephone right in half... That was a bit of a scare.

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Roger Dufresne

Roger Dufresne

Army • Home Town: Quebec

All those young men who didn’t come home; what they could have done if they had lived. It’s strange but that still torments me a bit.

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