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The Athabascan (Part 5 of 5)

The Athabascan (Part 5 of 5)

Mr. Hannam talks about the Athabascan, and his experience with it (part 5 of 5). They continue to hide from aircraft, but are finally rescued.

The Athabascan (Part 4 of 5)

The Athabascan (Part 4 of 5)

Mr. Hannam talks about the Athabascan, and his experience with it (part 4 of 5). They continue to drift, and hide from aircraft (never being sure whether they are German or Allied.)

The Athabascan (Part 3 of 5)

The Athabascan (Part 3 of 5)

Mr. Hannam talks about the Athabascan, and his experience with it (part 3 of 5). Adrift in the Atlantic, they keep working on getting the engine to run, with only partial success. Out of the fog and smoke, someone recognizes him.

The Athabascan (Part 2 of 5)

The Athabascan (Part 2 of 5)

Mr. Hannam talks about the Athabascan, and his experience with it (part 2 of 5). He talks about helping rescue the survivors from the Athabascan, and how he ended up adrift searching for survivors, in a boat (from the Haida) with an engine that wouldn't work.

The Athabascan (Part 1 of 5)

The Athabascan (Part 1 of 5)

Mr. Hannam talks about the Athabascan, and his experience with it (part 1 of 5). He talks about the Athabascan itself, and the battle that sank her.

Old Fashioned Canadian Christmas at Sea (Part 2 of 2)

Old Fashioned Canadian Christmas at Sea (Part 2 of 2)

Mr.Hannam talks about his time spent with Harry de Wolfe on that particular Christmas.

VE Day in Halifax

VE Day in Halifax

Mr. Pellerin was in Halifax at the end of the war in Europe and remembers the VE- Day riots. He describes his view of the incidents that took place.

How a depth charge works

How a depth charge works

A sailor needed to know what and how a depth charge worked aboard a ship assigned to protect a convoy crossing the North Atlantic. Mr. Pellerin describes what a depth charge was and how it was able to be set to explode at different depths when looking for an enemy submarine.

Service aboard a British Destroyer

Service aboard a British Destroyer

Mr. Pellerin talks about the hasty placement of him aboard a British ship sailing out of Halifax harbour. The HMS Caldwell was used for convoy protection crossing the North Atlantic.

Join up to the Canadian Navy and basic training

Join up to the Canadian Navy and basic training

Mr. Pellerin talks of the journey and reason he and a friend of his travelled to St. John, New Brunswick, to join the Canadian Navy. He then describes the

We Never got any Privileges

We Never got any Privileges

Mr. Yeadon compares the treatment of the Canadian Armed Forces vs. the Merchant Navy with respect to post-war benefits, particularly since merchant service had begun, in many cases, long before active military service.

“Send all Prisoners of war to the Beach”

“Send all Prisoners of war to the Beach”

Mr. Yeadon describes being liberated from Japan by the American Navy, and shipping home.

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