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Ack-Ack on the <em>Monacher of Bermuda</em>

Ack-Ack on the Monacher of Bermuda

Smokey talks about heading overseas on the Monacher of Bermuda and why he was assigned to the ack-ack.

Reaction to Dieppe

Reaction to Dieppe

Smokey gives us his account of the Dieppe Raid and who he felt was responsible for the raid. He also tells of the reaction of the Canadian troops that were not involved in the raid.

First Successful Amphibious Landing

First Successful Amphibious Landing

The Allies first successful amphibious landing in the Second World War took place on July 10, 1943, at Pachino, Sicily. Smokey tells us about that landing.

From England to Sicily

From England to Sicily

Smokey talks about his journey from England to Sicily

Wounded in Action

Wounded in Action

Smokey was injured by a piece of shrapnel near Mt. Etna. He speaks about being injured and returning to action.

Shoe Mines and S-Mines

Shoe Mines and S-Mines

When the German’s were retreating from a position the only thing they left behind were mines. Smokey tells us about two types of mines they used.

Mouse Holing

Mouse Holing

Smokey talks about the procedure of "Mouse Holing" used in the Battle of Ortona.

Winter in Italy

Winter in Italy

Smokey describes some of the conditions they faced during the winter of ‘44.

Taking Prisoners

Taking Prisoners

Smokey tells us about patrolling for and taking prisoners in the winter of ‘44.

Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross

Mr. Smith describes the encounter with German troops across the Savio River in Italy for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He goes on to tell of receiving his medal from King George VI in his private apartment at Buckingham Palace. The video concludes as he speaks about his return to Vancouver and the hero's reception he received.

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