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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
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.
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.
Army • Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario
And to this day I’m thinking, those kids, and they were all kids, you know, are of one mind or the other mind, was, if anything comes around like this, this low, they’re going to blow them out of the sky with 50-caliber machine guns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Army • Home Town: Nova Scotia
At different battles so many lives were lost that it was not always able to keep clear records of burial sites. The weather often worked against proper burials and the mud that ensued was dreadful.
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.
Air Force • Home Town: Barrie, Canada
If they realized how much that war took, took from Canada, they would never want to see another war again.
Army • Home Town: Ancaster, Ontario
At least every morning, and once just at dusk, the Germans tried to overrun us in this bridgehead...but we had these Bofors guns on our side of the canal...somebody decided they would be operationally good to stop these counterattacks by the Germans, and they certainly did.
Air Force • Home Town: Wildwood, Alberta
When they turned on the lights for the, for the aircraft to land, of course, everything’s blacked out in wartime. The Germans strafed a station.