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He Laid Down And Died

He Laid Down And Died

Mr. Ferguson gives a touching description of the destitution and starvation among the children, one of whom touched him personally.

Military and Civilian Casualties

Military and Civilian Casualties

Mr. Ferguson discusses the importance of remembering both military and civilian victims of war. He stresses the need for today’s youth to lobby our politicians to adopt a stance that embraces peace as the first option.

North Korean Leaflets and PA Systems

North Korean Leaflets and PA Systems

Mr. Ferguson describes the mind messing that the North Koreans did with propaganda leaflets and messages broadcast on huge PA systems.

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Mr. Ferguson discusses the bonding and brotherhood that begins in basic training, and which receives its ultimate test in combat.

Fighter Patrols and Rules of Engagement

Fighter Patrols and Rules of Engagement

Mr. Ferguson describes the nervous tension he experienced during fighter patrols, and discusses ‘Rules of Engagement’, which outlined the procedures for entering a fire fight.

North Korea’s Psychological Warfare

North Korea’s Psychological Warfare

Mr. Ferguson describes North Korea’s efforts to unnerve Canadian entrenchments, and offers a vivid example of its success.

Imminent Cease Fire

Imminent Cease Fire

Mr. Ferguson discusses the cease fire negotiations, the potential impact of Hill 187 on those discussions, and the relief on both sides that accompanied the truce.

Canadian Losses at Hill187

Canadian Losses at Hill187

Mr. Ferguson describes the Canadians being overrun on Hill 187.

Civilians Helped At Great Risk

Civilians Helped At Great Risk

Mr. Ferguson describes how Korean civilians provided food and laundry services, despite the fact that they were often targeted by enemy artillery.

Listening Patrols Vulnerability

Listening Patrols Vulnerability

Mr. Ferguson describes the purpose of a listening patrol, and reflects on his vulnerability in such an exposed environment.

First Contact With The Battle Front

First Contact With The Battle Front

Mr. Ferguson describes travelling to the front by train, and arriving as Hill 355 was being consolidated by Canadian troops. He then describes proceeding to The Hook, where he comes to realize that the enemy are trained killers too.

Rough Pacific Ocean

Rough Pacific Ocean

Mr. Ferguson describes the voyage from Canada to Japan, particularly the rough weather, and goes on to describe his deployment to Hara-mura for training.

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