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Joining Under Peer Pressure

Joining Under Peer Pressure

Mr. Summersides recounts his training and being drafted to go overseas to Naples.

We’re Still Looking After Each Other

We’re Still Looking After Each Other

Mr. Gilday talks about the lifelong bond he feels with his men and how they watch out for one anther.

Society of Our Own

Society of Our Own

Mr Gilday talks about the work he was doing, and then coming home. He goes on to talk about the connection he feels with others who served in the war.

Might Be Accused of Being a Quitter

Might Be Accused of Being a Quitter

Mr. Gilday talks about battle fatigue, and how he suffered from it.

Black Devils, ‘There's More to Come

Black Devils, ‘There's More to Come

Mr. Gilday talks about some of their activities while holding the line at the Anzio beachhead.

The Mind Is A Funny Thing

The Mind Is A Funny Thing

All the training in the world doesn't prepare you for the real thing, and how the mind will tuck away some of the bad experiences one encounters.

A Ghostly Fight

A Ghostly Fight

Mr. Gilday talks about the battle on the top of the mountain, the FSSF's first time in battle.

Pilgrimages With Youth

Pilgrimages With Youth

Mr White recalls participating in pilgrimages to Italy with youth from across Canada, and how seeing some of the same areas he fought in made his state of mind revert to that time.

Not a Merry Christmas

Not a Merry Christmas

Mr White recalls one particularly sad Christmas. One he'll never forget.

Civilians Caught in the Middle of War

Civilians Caught in the Middle of War

Mr White recalls his unit finding a group of civilians holed up in Ortona, having been too scared to even step outside for two weeks. He then explains how important it is for youth to understand that war doesn’t only involve and affect soldiers.

Dwindling Chances of Survival

Dwindling Chances of Survival

Mr White explains how as the war progressed, he felt his number would soon come up and he would suffer the fate of so many others he witnessed perish around him.

Near Misses

Near Misses

Mr White recalls two instances where he narrowly escaped certain death.

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