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David Bowen

David Bowen

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.

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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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Herménégilde Dussault

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Gordon Harrison

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Robert Auger

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Frank Jefferies

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Frank Lucano

Frank Lucano

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.

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Robert Faulkner

Robert Faulkner

Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

What they do is they fire two mortar bombs and then when they’re screaming in, they drop in another one. And once there’s two explosions somebody will get up and run to better cover and that third one sometimes gets you.

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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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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

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Wayne Marshall

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George Myatte

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Ron Myers

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Gerry O'Pray

Gerry O'Pray

Army • Home Town: Ontario

A lot of things happened while I was in the Congo. One of the things I remember was kind of a culture shock for me, as a young man coming from Nova Scotia. There were thirty-four different countries, I think, in that mission in the Congo.

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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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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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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

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Wilfrid Millen

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Thomas Marion

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Norman McHolden

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John Frederick Mould

John Frederick Mould

Army • Home Town: Ontario

He received a very small pension, for he became deaf, caused by the shells, and he also suffered from gas poisoning. When he came home I guess he had trench mouth and he had to have his teeth pulled out.

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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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John Forbes

John Forbes

Army • Home Town: Windsor, Ontario

Well, when you’re crawling, every time I put my hand down, I thought, golly, you know, you hit a mine, that’s the end of me.

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Leon Katz

Leon Katz

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

By the time I arrived in Bad Oeynhausen these laws were already in place or being put in place and I was assigned to implement and control and manage several of these laws.

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Percy “Junior” Jackson

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Donald “Potts""” Green

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Archie “Roy” Stover

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Helen Rochon

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Clifford Guest

Clifford “Cliff” Guest

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.

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Edward Sheppard

Edward “Ted” Sheppard

Army • Home Town: Bernard, Saskatchewan

About five minutes later, the doors opened and all the inhabitants of what turned out to be Westerbork Jewish Concentration Camp poured out onto the parade ground.

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