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Polish Division

Polish Division

Mr. Champoux describes the Polish Division - soldiers who managed to get out of Poland and who fought fiercely against the Germans because their families were at still home in Poland.

Crossing of the English Channel

Crossing of the English Channel

Mr. Champoux describes the crossing of the English Channel on the way to France as part of the D-Day invasion. Due to rough seas, one of the moorings on the Bren guns broke.

Shrapnel Wound in the Head

Shrapnel Wound in the Head

Mr. Danson recalls his return to his regiment as a commissioned officer and tells of how he suffered a shrapnel wound to the head which ended his war effort.

Injured by a Potato Masher

Injured by a Potato Masher

Injuries to his face and hands, the result of a thrown "potato masher," put Mr. Letendre in an England hospital for about ten days. Then, following a two-week leave, he found himself on the way back to the action in France.

Dieppe Liberated

Dieppe Liberated

In late Summer of 1944, the Canadian Army was back in the city of Dieppe. Mr. Letendre recalls the taking of the French city by the Canadian troops and remembers some of his other activities along the coastal region of France.

Joining the Allies in France

Joining the Allies in France

Mr. Robinson remembers how the 2nd Infantry Division joined the rest of the Allies on the front lines approximately one month after the D-Day landing.

War Memories

War Memories

Mr. Mullin talks about his most vivid memories from the war. These included his second time jumping from an airplane and delivering a baby.

Revenge on the Corporal

Revenge on the Corporal

Mr. Mullin earns his extra stripes, and gets his revenge on a British corporal who treated him like a colonial. He then goes off with an advance party to the Ardennes salient.

Private Lightning, the German Shepherd dog (Part 2 of 2)

Private Lightning, the German Shepherd dog (Part 2 of 2)

Mr. Mullin continues with his story of Lightning, and then explains how his unit was on loan to the British 6th Airborne Division. He was a private/gunner, and happy to be so, but tells a story of why he decided to work his way up the ranks.

Private Lightning, the German Shepherd dog (Part 1 of 2)

Private Lightning, the German Shepherd dog (Part 1 of 2)

Mr. Mullin goes off for paratroop training, and meets up with Private Lightning, a canine soldier who he respected enormously.

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