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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
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.
Navy • Home Town: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Cyr came out; he’d just finished operating on one of these fellows. And you could-, he was just dripping in sweat. You could see, I mean obviously the pressure the guy was under was unbelievable.
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.
Army • Home Town: Bristol, United Kingdom
A shell would land, and then the next one might be down in front of it, maybe say about 200 metres and then the next one would be about 100 metres up, so we knew they were registering from the way the shells were coming in.
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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
Army • Home Town: Nova Scotia
One time I drove for 36 hours without stopping. When I stopped it was just long enough to off-load and load. That was war. That’s what you trained for.
Army • Home Town: Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
My particular office was that, we were about a dozen of us I think, and we had to work on prisoners of war. The Germans were reasonably good. And they did send in some kind of records. But the people that kept it going were the Red Cross and they were very good.
Air Force • Home Town: Deptford, United Kingdom
There is no black or white in war, only gradations with much grey in between.