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Runner at Passchendaele

Runner at Passchendaele

Mr. Brown describes the fact that runners were obligated to carry messages in battle regardless conditions or personal risk.

Deadly Shelling and Mines

Deadly Shelling and Mines

Mr. Goodfellow describes the death by shelling of several sick comrades quarantined in the same tent, and witnesses an unfortunate incident where a civilian and his dog are seriously injured by a land mine.

Canal du Nord

Canal du Nord

Mr. Sully describes Canal du Nord in the Cambrai assault.

Trenches

Trenches

Mr. Evans remembers his first day in the trenches at the front. He served with his unit as a runner.

Reaction to Declaration of war.

Reaction to Declaration of war.

Mr. Evans recalls his reaction to England's declaration of war on Germany in 1914.

Canadian Decision Regarding Hong Kong.  Duty and Patriotism

Canadian Decision Regarding Hong Kong. Duty and Patriotism

Mr. Cyr reflects on the Canadian decision to send 1900 men to Hong Kong, knowing it was not possible to defend it. He also expresses his feelings about how Canadians view their contribution to the Second World War effort and what he would say to young Canadians about duty and patriotism.

POW Work in Coal Mine.  End of War

POW Work in Coal Mine. End of War

The platoon is moved to the northeast tip of the island of Honshu and are put to work in a coal mine. Mr. Cyr also recalls the day they were informed the war was over.

Beating received as a Hong Kong POW

Beating received as a Hong Kong POW

Mr. Cyr describes the Japanese guards at Camp 3D and a near-death beating he received from several of them.

POW work as a Riveter

POW work as a Riveter

Mr. Cyr describes his work as a riveter in the shipyard at Camp 3D.

Travel from Hong Kong to Japan as POW

Travel from Hong Kong to Japan as POW

Mr. Cyr recalls the sea voyage from Hong Kong to Japan, the instructions they received from the Japanese army officers and the train ride to Camp 3D in Kawasaki.

Taken as Hong Kong POW

Taken as Hong Kong POW

Mr. Cyr describes the platoon's unusual events of Christmas Day, 1941, and the several weeks that followed.

Runner (inter-communication between officers,  NCOs and troops)

Runner (inter-communication between officers, NCOs and troops)

Mr. Cyr recalls his platoon's first encounter with the Japanese in Hong Kong.

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