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Impressions of the Dutch People

Impressions of the Dutch People

Mr. Dowie describes his impressions of the Dutch people and guarding German prisoners.

Tanks in Italy

Tanks in Italy

Mr. Dowie describes Italy through the eyes of a tank driver and the impact of D-Day on the Italian Campaign. They were called D-Day Dodgers.

Entering Rome

Entering Rome

Mr. Dowie describes being under constant fire for 282 days in Italy and then entering Rome.

Guarding a Tank in No Man's Land

Guarding a Tank in No Man's Land

Mr. Dowie describes guarding a tank for three days in No Man's Land.

Fighting in Ortona

Fighting in Ortona

Mr. Dowie describes knocking down a church on Christmas Day in 1943 and then holding a reconciliation supper with the 1st German Parachute Division in 1998 at that same church.

Ortona

Ortona

Mr. Dowie describes a tactical system they learned while in Ortona which was called "mouse-holing".

Loading onto the Barge

Loading onto the Barge

Mr. Buchanan describes the feelings and thoughts soldiers had when they were loaded onto barges.

Hidden Attack

Hidden Attack

Mr. Buchanan describes how they would get people out of houses using grenades. He also remembers entering one village and hiding on both sides of the street to attack the German Army.

Last Action

Last Action

Mr. Buchanan talks about the mistake the German soldiers made during a counter attack in Hawkwell Forest. He also describes the advantages of using search lights when invading at night.

Night Patrols into the German Lines

Night Patrols into the German Lines

Mr. Buchanan explains how the weather affected patrolling at night.

Terrific Soldiers

Terrific Soldiers

Mr. Ducharme reflects on the reasons for his service during the Second World War.

So Many Nervous Guys

So Many Nervous Guys

Mr. Ducharme describes being reassigned to teach officers how to drive tanks.

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