Photo of Paul Ritchie taken at his brother's house in Toronto, right before shipping out to England in 1942.Paul Ritchie
Paul Ritchie, in Red Deer, Alberta, December 10, 2009.Historica Canada
Paul Ritchie's military ID card, that he still carries with him was issued in 1942.Paul Ritchie
"One thing that stood out was the poverty of the people there and in school, you were taught about India and the wonders of India and the richness of India but we saw very little of it. We saw a lot of poverty, you know."