Veteran Stories:
Nora Redman

  • The Memory Project, Historica Canada
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"There was some planes coming in—a plane coming in from England. I don‘t know how many people were on it—something like 20 people. And it crashed somewhere. By the time they got to them they were frozen. It was in the winter, and these bodies were all frozen—they were all dead."

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There was some planes coming in—a plane coming in from England. I don‘t know how many people were on it—something like 20 people. And it crashed somewhere. By the time they got to them they were frozen. It was in the winter, and these bodies were all frozen—they were all dead. So, they brought them into the hospital and we had a big… the lab was down in the basement of the hospital, and across the hall from the lab, was a big recreation room. They brought them in there on these little stretcher things, and lined them up. They were all… I think it was about 18 or so. It was quite a number. And I was down in this place, all by myself, with a single little light bulb out in the hall. After a while, I hear “Thump, thump.” And I was sitting, and I felt my hair crawling up on my neck.

I knew there was only dead people in there, but it sure sounded like someone was walking around. So, I fled upstairs for about five minutes, and got joking with somebody up there about it, and then came back down. It was sure uncanny!

 

 

 

 

Interview with Nora Redman - FCWM Oral History Project

Accession Number CWM 20020121-260

George Metcalf Archival Collection

© Canadian War Museum

 

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