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Liberation of the Netherlands

Liberation of the Netherlands

 

A Memory I will take to my Grave

A Memory I will take to my Grave

Of all life’s wonderful experiences, Mr. Sommerville shares a celebration New Year’s Eve, 1944 where the singing of Christmas carols by the local nuns was an inspiration never to be forgotten.

So Very Grateful

So Very Grateful

Mr. Sommerville remembers the camaraderie experienced during wartime and how grateful he is to have had the opportunity to return home.

Operation Duck

Operation Duck

Just nine days before the war ended, Mr. Sommerville recalls his adventures in “Operation Duck.”

The Luck of Changing Places

The Luck of Changing Places

Mr. Sommerville shares an emotional story of how his fellow corporal asked to switch places and for that reason Mr. Sommerville survived. His friend was not as fortunate.

Recognition of Animals in War

Recognition of Animals in War

Mr. Swick details his involvement in spearheading the “Animals in War” project and his personal reasons for creating such a wonderful reminder of the important role animals played during wartime.

The War is Over

The War is Over

Mr. Swick shares a photo of himself returning to his platoon to share the good news.

Irony of War

Irony of War

Mr. Swick recalls an incident of friendly fire.

Decisions in Battle can Cause Regret

Decisions in Battle can Cause Regret

While commanding a platoon, Mr. Swick tells of a brave act of one of his soldiers in protecting the platoon and his personal regret of not properly recognizing that heroic deed.

Being Spit in the Face

Being Spit in the Face

While inspecting prisoners, Mr. Swick tells how a German Nazi spit in his face.

Gift of a German Dagger

Gift of a German Dagger

As platoon commander, Mr. Swick tells of when he was assisted by a young Dutch child in spotting the enemy.

A Marvellous Thing Aerodynamically

A Marvellous Thing Aerodynamically

Mr. Smith describes his Squadron’s encounter with a new ME-262 jet fighter, and how it was shot down.

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