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André Therrien

André Therrien

Army • Home Town: Bedford, Quebec

The brigade sent a company of soldiers from another unit across our lines to hold the position that I had attacked. That’s when they discovered that there were 16 Chinese bodies on the side of the hill.

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Dennis Moore

Dennis Moore

Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

And we came across a bit of a hill, looked at, and Jesus, there was the most beautiful ice rink on the Imjin, outside rink. It was like mirror, like a glass, they’d done it up.

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Raphael “Ralph” Dael

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Arthur Lortie

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Don Leier

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Garry Williams

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Norman Heide

Norman Heide

Navy • Home Town: Vancouver, British Columbia

We were watching for trains carrying war goods and troops etc, by the enemy. Our patrol area was approximately 10 miles long, back and forth, back and forth. On a previous patrol we had caught a train between tunnels and we destroyed all the box cars.

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Gordon Harrison

Gordon Harrison

Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

I hit Korea and then seeing this poor country devastated, bombed out, burned out, blown up, it was absolutely mind boggling for a young guy to see all this.

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Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall

Army • Home Town: Ontario

I joined the Army in the fall of 1952, and went into a new apprentice soldier programme for boys that were sixteen years old. It was part of the regular Army. I served on continuously from then right up until just before I was fifty-six years old, giving me almost forty years of regular service.

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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

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

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Don McLean

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Ron Myers

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Susan Beharriell

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George Myatte

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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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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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Sid Meltzer

Sid Meltzer

Army • Home Town: Ontario

My grandfather Joseph, who had served in the Austrian Army before settling in England, installed him with the disciplined life that the military had to offer, and its advantages.

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Wilfrid Millen

Wilfrid Millen

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.

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Paul Métivier

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Thomas Marion

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Joseph Mulvaney

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John Laurie Paterson

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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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Rae Grey

Rae Grey

Navy • Home Town: Bristol, United Kingdom

I think some of the men used to get great joy out of seeing one of the Wrens in the cockpit trying to start the engine.

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Kenneth Macdonald

Kenneth Macdonald

Air Force • Home Town: North Vancouver, British Columbia

We knew we were doing something different because we had special operators and special equipment onboard, but it was so secret, they didn’t even tell us.

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Edward “Ted” Sheppard

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Welsford Daniels

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Peggy Lee

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Arthur Franklin

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Clare Swartzentruber

Clare Swartzentruber

Army • Home Town: Kitchener, Ontario

We’d go through there and you’d see people crawling out of that rubble that were still living in basements underneath the buildings

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Albert McGrath

Albert McGrath

Navy • Home Town: Patrick's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

There was no word given to abandon ship because the captain himself was blown off the ship.

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