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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Air Force • Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec
Of course, at that time, you’re on your own. You’re in cloud. You can’t see anything but the enemy has radar so obviously you’re vulnerable. And you spend a lot of your time not only looking at clouds but also looking behind you.
• Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec
The transcription in English is not available at this time. Please refer to the transcript in French.
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.”
Army • Home Town: Nash Creek, New Brunswick
And in the middle of the night, maybe two or three o'clock in the morning, really a dark night, an explosion went off not too far from the safe trail we had to patrol. And I must have had my back turned because it got me in the back of the leg.
Air Force • Home Town: Ontario
They told me I couldn't fly in a high performance jet aircraft because "my female parts would be damaged." It was quite a thrill breaking the sound barrier at 100 feet, climbing straight up and doing rolls and loops above the clouds.
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.
Air Force • Home Town: Quebec
The transcription in English is not available at this moment. Please refer to the transcript in French.
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: Ontario
On August 8, 1918 near Cayeux (en-Santerre) about twelve miles southeast of Amiens he was wounded in the left shoulder and back. He died of his wounds on August 10, 1918 on 10 Ambulance Train en route to a Rouen hospital.
Navy • Home Town: Saint John, New Brunswick
And we started down Spring Garden Road and by then, hell broke loose. And the navy got the blame of everything.
Army • Home Town: Banbury, United Kingdom
And then one day I said, “Why don’t we have a camp magazine?” And they thought that was a wonderful idea.
Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec
By the time I arrived in Bad Oeynhausen these laws were already in place or being put in place and I was assigned to implement and control and manage several of these laws.
Navy • Home Town: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
I felt a rumble, like an explosion or something in the water. I grabbed my lifejacket I guess and I ran up onto the quarter deck. We looked back at the convoy and we could see one of the ships was sinking down from the front of the bow.