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Not Patriotism

Not Patriotism

Mr. Gyselman describes the demographics of the Winnipeg Grenadiers as he saw them, and indicates that he enlisted not out of patriotism but for the steady employment.

Returning Home

Returning Home

Mr. Gyselman discusses being the first Canadian POW to be flown to mainland North America. He compares the generous welcome of the Americans to the austerity of the Canadian welcome. While happy to be home, he is troubled by questions about other people's loved ones.

A Special Jacket and Tie

A Special Jacket and Tie

Mr. MacLean wore a special jacket and necktie during the recording of the interview. They bore images of a caterpillar. He explains the significance.

A Post-War Career in Canadian Politics

A Post-War Career in Canadian Politics

Mr. MacLean describes his post-war entry into the political arena in Canada, serving 10 terms as a Member of Parliament for a Prince Edward Island constituency, followed by a term as Premier of his home province.

Answers Newspaper Ad For RAF

Answers Newspaper Ad For RAF

Work was very scarce as Mr. MacLean graduated from university in the spring of 1939. He recalls answering a newspaper advertisement that eventually took him into the Second World War.

Letters From Youth

Letters From Youth

Mr. Abdallah talks about how his feelings towards Remembrance Day have changed since the end of the war and how letters from students made him feel good.

Dieppe Raid Impact

Dieppe Raid Impact

Mr. Roger’s regiment was not involved in the Dieppe Raid in August, 1942 as they continued training in England but he was asked to speak about the impact the failed raid had on him and his comrades.

Enlisting

Enlisting

On February 18, 1941, Mr. Rogers enlisted in the Canadian Army. He describes why he felt compelled to do so.

Bad Weather For Sailing

Bad Weather For Sailing

Mr. Ross recalls that when the order to begin the invasion was finally given, the weather conditions halted sailing for a day.

Just in Time For D-Day

Just in Time For D-Day

Mr. Ross enlisted on his 18th birthday and was assigned to ‘C’ Company of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. He recalls preparation for the invasion of Normandy.

Help on the Home Front

Help on the Home Front

Mr. Ross was only 14 years old when Canada declared war on Germany in September, 1939. As the home front war effort expanded, he was hired as an apprentice fitter in the aircraft division of Vickers, near Montreal.

The Sights and Sounds of War

The Sights and Sounds of War

Mr. Finestone explains the factors of war that may cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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