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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario
Over to the Chinese side on the Sami-ch’on Valley, and my God when they started to appear I don’t know. I just can’t describe it. Like a huge flock of cattle or herd of cattle or flock of chickens or there was just massive. And the valley by this time was pretty well packed with Chinese.
Army • Home Town: Ypres, Belgium
We have to realize, that 1952 it was a trench war. And we got visits during the night, always during the night, by the enemy. But we had to make sure that they didn’t get into our lines.
Army • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario
Walking down this trail, which could have been mined, we didn’t know. It could have been trip bombs or trip wires set on it.
Army • Home Town: Edmonton, Alberta
As soon as I’d start to move they were shooting up flares and of course when a flare goes up, you got to take cover and lay still until the flare goes out. And that was very traumatizing. I actually said to my mother out loud, “Please mother, help me!”
Army • Home Town: Loverna, Saskatchewan
Well, they fired, the Germans turned a mortar and a bit exploded and these guys all went down in a group, all over the place.
Air Force • Home Town: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
They also sent parachutes with bombs to start forest fires. When a forest fire started, we had to go and put it out, sometimes even at night.