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Halifax Riots

Halifax Riots

As a young person growing up in Halifax, Mr. Niles recalls the riots that broke out in downtown Halifax at the end of the war.

First Day Failure

First Day Failure

Mr. Niles talks about his first job as a labourer and about joining the Canadian Army.

One Miserable Place

One Miserable Place

Mr. Niles describes the type of training he received and the miserable weather conditions at Camps Petawawa and Wainwright.

I Might Not Come Back

I Might Not Come Back

Mr. Niles describes how he told each of his parents about his deployment to Korea and how his mother tried to get him home before he finished his tour of duty.

Arrival in Korea

Arrival in Korea

Mr. Niles talks about landing in Korea and the cold reception they received from the troops they were relieving.

Korea's No Man's Land

Korea's No Man's Land

Mr. Niles describes patrolling in No-Man’s Land, the skill of the North Korean foe, and tempting fate.

Reconnaissance Patrols

Reconnaissance Patrols

Mr. Niles describes the variety of patrols that were used against the North Korean positions.

You Can't Eat Here

You Can't Eat Here

Mr. Niles compares the attitude of the American and Canadian armies towards their respective soldiers of color.

Inaccurate Artillery

Inaccurate Artillery

Mr. Niles describes the occasional inaccuracy of the Canadian artillery.

Positive Impact of Military Service

Positive Impact of Military Service

Mr Niles describes the positive impact of military service on his life, and offers his perspective on military service in today’s conflicts.

Remembering November 11th

Remembering November 11th

Mr. Niles describes how he honors his three closest friends who died in Korea.

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