Veteran Stories:
Bernard Marquis

Army

  • 'Having lived 11 months at the front during the Korean War and received only two showers during these 11 months, I'm on the way back from Korea to Japan. After being rid of the dirty clothes that I had and taking a shower, I was dressed with new clothes. After I went to the studio to take this picture with the flash working with gunpowder.'

    Bernard Marquis
  • Near the front line, 1951. "I was detailed to get some beer down the mountain. It was a Japanese beer (Assai), a true delight. There was a bottle for myself and for my companions located on the mountain doing guard duty. We had been entitled to a bottle a day, but we were not delivered beer every day. We had beer about three days a week, because the other days, it was probably too dangerous.

    Bernard Marquis
  • Bernard Marquis (right) posing with his friend named Leroux. Korea, 1951.

    Bernard Marquis
  • In Korea, 1951.

    Bernard Marquis
  • "During the evening, I was sent to deliver a message to the other side of the river with a jeep driver and another soldier. Once we were on the other side of the river, there was a tree in the way. We got off of our vehicle to remove the tree in order to pass and continue. Also, I saw on the mountain, on the left side, a light which was sending signals. You can be sure that we were on our guard, but we went there and came back without any problem. Those are incidents that have occurred, but the night is a lot more scary. This photo was taken the next day." Korea, 1951.

    Bernard Marquis
  • Photo taken from a Douglas DC-4 aircraft belonging to the Canadian Pacific Air Lines. This aircraft brought Bernard Marquis back to Canada. The plane left Tokyo for Vancouver for a 21 hours flight with an hour stop in the Aleutian Islands. February 1952.

    Bernard Marquis
  • During a winter exercise near Churchill (Manitoba) circa 1953-1954.

    Bernard Marquis
  • During a paratrooper exercise near L'Ancienne Lorette (Quebec) circa 1953-1954.

    Bernard Marquis
  • Mr. BernardMarquis. August 2011.

    The Memory Project
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