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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Saskatchewan
When we came back from Korea, or at least when I did, a couple of years later I wanted to buy a house through the Veterans’ Land Act, and they told me Korea wasn’t a war, I don’t qualify.
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.
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: Edmonton, Alberta
There was some Chinese behind the lines, way behind the lines at an airfield with a little biplane and they’d come over at night and they’d drop hand grenades from the biplane and we’d call the guy “Bed Check Charlie” because he’d come around every few nights.
Army • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario
Well, we had no equipment for instance. We would go on parade on Monday night and we were carrying a sword!
Navy • Home Town: Donnacona, Quebec
I could see lights in the distance, and explosions. Hundreds of bombers were flying over us.
Merchant Navy • Home Town: Halifax, Nova Scotia
I was 51 times across the North Atlantic and 12 times around the Cape of Good Hope. How many times I crisscrossed the Indian Ocean, I do not remember.