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William Manning

William Manning

Army • Home Town: Sorel, Quebec

We killed the civilians, in a sense. So it was... it was terrible. And I remember Mr. Dextraze, he said, “Never say this while I’m alive.” I went up to his dugout and he was crying. And he was crying and he said, “Never say that you saw me crying while I’m alive.”

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John Woods

John Woods

Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

You know, we were taking a quite a hammering from artillery and I really didn’t realize how bad it was at the time. But when I got down and looked back up at the hill I thought to myself, “My God, we’re lucky to have gotten away with it.”

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Don Allen

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Frank Jefferies

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Robert “Bob” Stewart

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Roy Jardine

Roy Jardine

Army • Home Town: Oliver, British Columbia

And both barrels on my 50 cal were gone, couldn’t use it anymore, and that was the end of the battle, by then, anyways. It’s a terrible thing to have to stand up and fire when everybody can see you.

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Peter Chisholm

Peter Chisholm

Army • Home Town: Canada

It was within days that we started to map up the minefield locations, secure the fences, destroy ordnances left lying around, recover bodies… all those tasks were started quickly after the 27th of July.

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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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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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Shannon Matechuk

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Jack Neilson

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Gerry O'Pray

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Susan Beharriell

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Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall

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.

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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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George Scherer

George Scherer

Army • Home Town: Ontario

I fired my 1st shot the second night just after midnight. I got the fellow I shot at just in front of our wire. I won't forget the feeling as I pressed the trigger that night + I hadn't got over it when I wrote.

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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Thomas Marion

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Albert Abdey

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Wilfrid Millen

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Norman McHolden

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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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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Barney Roberge

Barney Roberge

Navy • Home Town: Banff, Alberta

We got an urgent signal saying that a big Japanese fleet had been observed traveling up the west coast

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Frank Wong

Frank Wong

Army • Home Town: Vancouver, British Columbia

“Your blood, our freedom.” That’s how they think of the Canadians.

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Alex Colville

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Roger Dufresne

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Edna “Bunny” Simpson

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Elizabeth “Betty” Dimock

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Orville Marshall

Orville Marshall

Army • Home Town: Selkirk, Manitoba

He was walked across there by the two military police. He was tied to the post, which he told them it wasn’t necessary. He could take his punishment. But they insisted on tying him. And they dropped a black bag over his head with a target mapped out on the bag. And the serge

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Earl Stiles

Earl Stiles

Army • Home Town: Dorchester, New Brunswick

I said, all of us will tell you, the war is over for you, you’re going back to Canada and I’m going to Berlin.

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