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A stroke put the aboriginal veteran in the hospital for three months. Racial discrimination -- including "jokes" about "drunken Indians" -- plagued him during his time in the Canadian Armed Forces. But nothing can stop Melvin Swan from sharing his message of remembrance.
Halifax resident Earle Wagner joined the Canadian Merchant Navy on Feb. 12, 1941.Wagner, now 88, shares his Second World War experiences with local school children.Wagner’s story is one of many veteran stories preserved through The Memory Project...
Stories from Afghanistan and WWII offer a glimpse into the changing meaning of war in Canada.
Alexander Hunter keeps a piece of shrapnel from an anti-personnel bomb in a small plastic bag. The 92-year-old Second World War veteran has had it since Oct. 2, 1944.
Second World War veteran Glenn Rowe remembers the day his tank was hit near the Belgian-Holland border. As shrapnel buzzed around him, he tried to wiggle his way out the escape hatch, head first, at the bottom of the tank.
Veterans from the Second World War and Korean War are being asked to share their stories with the Historica-Dominion Institute on Wednesday in Hamilton.
The story of Canada’s involvement in the Second World War and Korea was preserved for future generations Friday as part of the Memory Project. Started in 2009, the Memory Project sees veterans from across the country filmed recounting their experiences in their own words, which is edited with photos and memorabilia — often provided by the veterans themselves.
The Memory Project is a country-wide effort designed to create a connection with generations of Canadians. The Memory Project Archive team visited Calgary to record the stories of Second World War and Korean War veterans.Continue Reading …
There seems to be a keen interest in the First World War lately, placing the pivotal historical event in the pop culture spotlight.
While there are scores of books and films chronicling Canada's war history, what many of them lack are personal accounts as told by veterans. Now, a Canada-wide oral history project is seeking to change that.