A German 6th Paratroop division belt buckle. The German Paratroops were well trained and well equipped front-line soldiers. This buckle was taken from a prisoner of the Hochwald Forest battle
A wooden bullet used by the German Army in 1945. They may have been used as tracer bullets, but the exact reason for their use is unclear
Discharge certificate, outlining overseas service and decorations. Vanderburgh served in the Canadian Armed Forces in the UK and Continental Europe from 1942-1946.
Enrolment Certificate of the Militia Act of the National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940. Vanderburgh spent his thirty day militia service at North Bay, Ontario. Future soldiers were trained with obsolete weapons such as WWI British Rifles
Del Vanderburgh in Almeb, Holland. June 1945, one month after the end of the war. Vanderburgh spent three months in Holland with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, waiting to return to Canada
"We had no knowledge of how heavily held this areas was to be, but we soon found out"