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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Canada
So I went out and I found a chap crawling along a pathway and his name was [Gordon] Manktelow, and I got to him and he had been stabbed 26 times all over - you could see where the marks were, with his own bayonet on his own rifle.
Navy • Home Town: Simcoe, Ontario
And I remember going down in there and looking and all I could see was big black rocks and black water and a great big hole.
Civilian • Home Town: Melbourne, Australia
Pam, I really must thank you and your Red Cross for the very good work you are doing for us boys as we come through your stations, on our way home from Korea.
Navy • Home Town: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
I look up ahead and I see this wall of water coming at us. It turned out to be a 60 foot rogue wave and I was up to my chest in water.
Air Force • Home Town: London, Ontario
It was the most fantastic sight that I will ever see, all these boats coming out of little harbours and around the south coast of England and they were they were in formation, they were. And we saw this, all these little arrow heads coming over the Channel, we knew that the beach invasion was on.
Army • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario
They had the upper part of my body as a target and they hit me, oh, right in the middle of the chest. But, fortunately, they missed everything. Went right through me.