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Lyle McIvor

Lyle McIvor

Army • Home Town: Carmon, Manitoba

In all the books they write, they mention Evans but nobody ever mentions my buddy Tolver and he's the one that went back out to get Evans.

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Paul Tomelin

Paul Tomelin

Army • Home Town: Calgary, Alberta

My experience during the Second World War convinced me that war was hell. And when I was in Korea, I think that’s what I tried to get out with my photographs, that war was hell.

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Dennis Moore

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Frank Lucano

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Frank Wood

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Claude LaFrance

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Arsène Dubé

Arsène Dubé

Army • Home Town: Rivière-Verte, New Brunswick

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Stanley Carr

Stanley “Sam” Carr

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.

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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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George Myatte

George Myatte

Army • Home Town: Ontario

The United Nations decided to send in two battalions, that were outside the airport waiting in armoured vehicles – that would have been the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, also the Van Doo regiment. That, basically, insured that the airport was going to be secure.

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Shannon Matechuk

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Susan Beharriell

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Ron Myers

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Don McLean

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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

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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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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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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Wilfrid Millen

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Paul Métivier

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George Scherer

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John Frederick Mould

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Albert Abdey

Albert Abdey

Army • Home Town: Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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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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John Covan

John Covan

Merchant Navy • Home Town: Poland

The submarines would either come up from behind the convoy or wait until a lot of the convoy passed and they would keep quiet and then pick the ships off.

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Romuald Pepin

Romuald Pepin

Air Force • Home Town: Farnham, Quebec

England had a radar system but below a thousand feet, it was easy for the fighter planes to go undetected by the radar.

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Roger Proulx

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Jan “Dutchie” de Vries

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Clair Hawn

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Joan Pennefather

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Winifred Field

Winifred “Gracie” Field

Army • Home Town: Stepney, London, United Kingdom

you’ve never seen anything as beautiful because, as getting a, an airplane or a plane caught in a series of searchlights. Because you’re like this, like this and they, it’s just like a web, like a spider’s web. And he’s in there and he’s not going to get away.

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Welsford Daniels

Welsford Daniels

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

There was so much going on about us. And all we could hear was bombs and it was because as the airplanes that were bombing each other.

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