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Daniel Kendrick

Daniel Kendrick

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.

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Leonard Wells

Leonard “Scotty” Wells

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.

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Joseph Gallant

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Frank Smyth

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Donald “Bud” MacLeod

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Robert Faulkner

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Pamela MacLeod

Pamela MacLeod

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.

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Frank Jefferies

Frank Jefferies

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.

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Ron Myers

Ron Myers

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.

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Susan Beharriell

Susan Beharriell

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.

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Jack Neilson

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Gerry O'Pray

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Shannon Matechuk

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George Myatte

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Don McLean

Don McLean

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.

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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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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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Thomas Marion

Thomas Marion

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.

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Sid Meltzer

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Wilfrid Millen

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Joseph Mulvaney

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John Frederick Mould

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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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Norman McHolden

Norman McHolden

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.

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Everrett Cromwell

Everrett Cromwell

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.

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Joyce Trott

Joyce Trott

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.

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René Massé

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Geraldine Muter

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Eric McFall

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Arthur Wall

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Ernest Bone

Ernest Bone

Air Force • Home Town: Deptford, United Kingdom

There is no black or white in war, only gradations with much grey in between.

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Molly Campbell

Molly Campbell

• Home Town: Bowmanville, Ontario

I took care of children from five weeks to five years old, from 7:00 in the morning to 7:00 at night, while their mothers worked in the munition factories.

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