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The Role of the South Saskatchewan Regiment in the Dieppe Raid

The Role of the South Saskatchewan Regiment in the Dieppe Raid

Colonel Merritt discusses the role that the South Saskatchewan Regiment was instructed to play in the raid on Dieppe in 1942.

The Empire - The Only Opposition To Hitler

The Empire - The Only Opposition To Hitler

Colonel Merritt gives significant credit to the efforts of the armed forces of the British Empire in the early years of the Second World War.

Victory Was Never In Doubt In England

Victory Was Never In Doubt In England

In the early months of the war, Colonel Merritt and his company - the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - were on an “Invasion Alert” in England. However, the people of England - including the Canadian Forces stationed there - were confident of an Allied victory.

Strafed

Strafed

Mr. Jauhal describes the terrifying experience of being strafed by German aircraft.

Clearing a German Stronghold

Clearing a German Stronghold

Mr. Jauhal describes the clearing of a particularly well fortified German mountain stronghold.

Limitations and Loyalty

Limitations and Loyalty

Mr. Jauhal describes several aspects of army life in Africa and the mutual respect of all Allied troops.

Operations in North Africa.

Operations in North Africa.

Mr. Jauhal discusses landing in Somalia and what his specific duties and equipment were once he went into battle. He also discusses the danger of shrapnel.

Sailing to Africa

Sailing to Africa

Mr. Jauhal describes sailing from Bombay to North Africa in rough seas, and being harassed by German bombers.

First Field Assignment

First Field Assignment

Mr. Jauhal discusses his promotion to wireless operator during his first posting in Pakistan.

Wireless operator training

Wireless operator training

Mr. Jauhal describes being selected for wireless operator training and becoming very proficient at forty words per minute.

Routed by Rommel

Routed by Rommel

Mr. Jauhal describes a counterattack by the Germans under Rommel in which Mr, Jauhal’s is forced to outrun the advancing German tanks.

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