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Canada at War

Canada at War

Mr. Poolton remembers he and his friends hearing that Canada was at war.

Issue of Winter Uniform

Issue of Winter Uniform

After receiving training with 21 Platoon Reserve Company, Mr. Poolton is issued winter clothing and soon realizes he must be heading overseas.

From Ship to Train

From Ship to Train

Destined for England, Mr. Poolton describes the exceptional treatment given to his regiment on their journey to Aldershot.

First Impressions of London

First Impressions of London

Mr. Poolton shares his memories of arrival in London and the sights and sounds of bombs and flares going off!

Battle Drills and Maneuvers

Battle Drills and Maneuvers

While on coastal defense, Mr. Poolton describes the responsibilities and duties of his regiment as well as the unbelievable amount of soldiers involved in action.

Operation Rudder Canceled

Operation Rudder Canceled

Mr. Poolton recalls the readiness of his regiment to embark in action against the enemy, only for it to be canceled.

Ready for Battle

Ready for Battle

Heading to Dieppe, Mr. Poolton is equipped with mortars, loaded down on the landing craft, prepared and ready for battle.

Two Miles From the French Coast

Two Miles From the French Coast

Mr. Poolton describes his landing at Dieppe.

Witnessing an Absolute Massacre

Witnessing an Absolute Massacre

Mr. Poolton speaks about the battle of Dieppe - snipers shooting, men on fire and orders given to surrender!

Germans on the Beach

Germans on the Beach

Not wanting to surrender, Mr. Poolton and company return to the beach where the Germans have taken over.

Getting Stretchers for the Wounded

Getting Stretchers for the Wounded

With such ghastly sights of severely wounded soldiers, Mr. Poolton and company begin to assist while the German soldiers continue to shoot.

Taken Prisoner

Taken Prisoner

Mr. Poolton shares his experience about being marched as a prisoner of war.

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