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Art Baker

Art Baker

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.

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Delphis Cormier

Delphis Cormier

Army • Home Town: Campbelltown, New Brunswick

The transcription in English is not available at this moment. Please refer to the transcript in French.

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Gilles Martin

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Elphège Renaud

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Edison MacDonald

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Peter Chance

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Arthur Lortie

Arthur Lortie

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.

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Raphael Dael

Raphael “Ralph” Dael

Army • Home Town: Ypres, Belgium

We have to realize, that 1952 it was a trench war. And we got visits during the night, always during the night, by the enemy. But we had to make sure that they didn’t get into our lines.

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Ron Myers

Ron Myers

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.

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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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Gerry O'Pray

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Camille Ouellet

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Wayne Marshall

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George Myatte

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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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Jack Neilson

Jack Neilson

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.

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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Sid Meltzer

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Norman McHolden

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George Scherer

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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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Albert Abdey

Albert Abdey

Army • Home Town: Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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Rudy Deutsch

Rudy Deutsch

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.

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Mike Grey

Mike Grey

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.”

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John Anderson

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Richard “Dick” Clements

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Corinne Sévigny

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Joseph Hawkins

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Orville Marshall

Orville Marshall

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

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Archie Stover

Archie “Roy” Stover

Army • Home Town: Stouffville, Ontario

And that took two or three weeks and the day came for the first jump. Nobody slept very much the night before, I’ll tell you that. Pretty exciting.

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