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This is My Regiment

This is My Regiment

Mr. Ryan describes his reasoning for joining the Royal Canadian Regiment.

Canadians Capture Iceland

Canadians Capture Iceland

Mr. Ryan recalls the capture and occupation of Iceland.

Quick Answers Avoids Death

Quick Answers Avoids Death

The importance of quick identification to allies is a matter of life and death.

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

An evening of theatre and singing gets a hot encore.

Crafts with Cordite

Crafts with Cordite

“Down time” leads to dangerous “fun time” at base camp.

German Directives Leave Canadian Commandos Alive

German Directives Leave Canadian Commandos Alive

A technicality lets the Canadian commandos escape the firing squad upon their capture.

The “Dieppe Murderers”

The “Dieppe Murderers”

Mr. Ryan paints a picture of the conditions of the prison camp he was taken to.

Roped for Reprisals

Roped for Reprisals

When German military found some of their own, hand bound and executed on the shores of Dieppe, they decided to bind the prisoners.

Changed to Chains

Changed to Chains

The initial reprisals of three months in ropes turned to a year and three months in chains.

Prison Camp’s Open Door Policy

Prison Camp’s Open Door Policy

Building and using escape tunnels is quite a process and was only used by those with important information.

Are All Canadian Soldiers Farmers?

Are All Canadian Soldiers Farmers?

Registering as a farmer while a prisoner of war meant having a slightly easier time.

The Dumbest Guy in the World

The Dumbest Guy in the World

Mr. Ryan survives the firing squad once again, after being charged with sabotage, by playing the simpleton.

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