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Holding the front near Vimy

Holding the front near Vimy

Mr. Ganong gives a brief description of his service in Europe with emphasis on Vimy. In particular, he discusses the weather and the barrage preceding the Vimy assault.

Civilians suffer the most

Civilians suffer the most

Mr. Ganong reflects on the enemy soldier, civilians displaced and killed during warfare, and expresses his contempt for warmongers.

Helped by a German doctor

Helped by a German doctor

Mr. Ganong talks about being aware of the poorer conditions prior to his time in service, and describes the experience of a wounded friend captured by the Germans.

Humor kept us going

Humor kept us going

Mr. Ganong describes some of the humorous diversions which lessened the stress of the war: poetry, theatre, and ventriloquism.

Thousands of graves

Thousands of graves

Mr. Ganong describes a pilgrimage to France and being overwhelmed by the number of graves. He offers high praise to the War Graves Commission and expresses appreciation for a luncheon hosted by the Minister of Veterans Affairs.

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