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Claude Petit

Claude Petit

Army • Home Town: Duck Lake, Saskatchewan

And all of a sudden, I was in the army. And I didn’t know what to say. I told my grandma I was just going for the day, she said it was okay. And I come back and I had seven days leave.

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Nesta Bass

Nesta Bass

Army • Home Town: Gloucestshire, United Kingdom

Of course we didn’t speak a word of their language. You could still wash people, you could still dress their wounds. You could still make them comfortable with just a smile. You don’t need to be able to talk. As long as you’re smiling and sympathetic, you can nurse people.

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Claude LaFrance

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Herménégilde Dussault

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Francis Bayne

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Norman Heide

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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 Wood

Frank Wood

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.

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George Myatte

George Myatte

Army • Home Town: Ontario

The United Nations decided to send in two battalions, that were outside the airport waiting in armoured vehicles – that would have been the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, also the Van Doo regiment. That, basically, insured that the airport was going to be secure.

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Shannon Matechuk

Shannon Matechuk

Army • Home Town: Edgerton, Alberta

During the time there we concentrated mainly on getting the warring factions - the local warlords - to disarm and cease hostilities. We escorted humanitarian relief convoys to local villages where there were signs of famine in the local population.

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Jack Neilson

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Don McLean

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Wayne Marshall

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Camille Ouellet

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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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Brian Honeybourn

Brian Honeybourn

Civilian • Home Town: British Columbia

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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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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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Norman McHolden

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John Frederick Mould

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Charles Laking

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George Scherer

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Albert Abdey

Albert Abdey

Army • Home Town: Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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Sid Meltzer

Sid Meltzer

Army • Home Town: Ontario

My grandfather Joseph, who had served in the Austrian Army before settling in England, installed him with the disciplined life that the military had to offer, and its advantages.

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Arthur Dean

Arthur “Ken” Dean

Air Force • Home Town: Sorrento, British Columbia

I often used to wonder really what happened to people down there. But again, war was war.

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Lloyd Robertson

Lloyd “Ike” Robertson

Air Force • Home Town: Merlin, Ontario

After the raid was over, we said, oh, don’t worry, they won’t be back again until tomorrow. [laughs] But that was the worst raid we had.

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Jean-Marcel D'Aoust

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John Cooper

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Edward “Ed” Lee

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Fraser “Red” Muir

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Gordon Wilson

Gordon Wilson

Air Force • Home Town: Limeric, Saskatchewan

Air warfare is not like hand-to-hand combat, it’s impersonal and you know, they’re going to try and shoot you down, you’re going to try and shoot them down.

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Joseph Wilson

Joseph “Tex” Wilson

Navy • Home Town: Dunstable, United Kingdom

The captain come up and briefly said abandon ship and that’s what I done.

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