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Encounter at Beny-sur-Mer

Encounter at Beny-sur-Mer

Mr. Bruce describes a touching encounter with a child survivor of the Allied advance through Beny-sur-Mer, during a post-war pilgrimage.

Starving Children in Holland

Starving Children in Holland

Mr. Bruce offers a sombre reflection about the starvation he witnessed in Holland, particularly its effect on children.

Germany’s Defiance of Military Convention

Germany’s Defiance of Military Convention

Mr. Bruce describes Germany’s use of captured American uniforms and jeeps, an illegal act in wartime, and how the Canadians became much more vigilant as a result.

Dead Livestock and Dysentery

Dead Livestock and Dysentery

Mr. Bruce describes the impact of dead livestock on local water supplies, and speculates that this carnage was responsible to some extent for the dysentery experienced by many of the troops.

The Treatment of Collaborators

The Treatment of Collaborators

Mr. Bruce discusses the treatment of collaborators and expresses some sympathy for them as oppressed civilians were faced with starvation.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception

Mr. Bruce describes strategies used by the British to convince the Germans that an invasion would take place in the Calais area of France.

Air Raid Deterrents

Air Raid Deterrents

Mr. Bruce describes blackouts, in England, to deter air raids. He also describes the use of cable secured balloons used to entangle low-flying German aircraft.

Importance of Sterilization

Importance of Sterilization

Mr. Gourlay speaks about the many diseases affecting the soldiers and the importance of water sterilization.

Hard Labour for Young Girls

Hard Labour for Young Girls

Mr. Gourlay speaks about the role of the young women and the hard labour they endured.

Sandstorms and Flying Ants

Sandstorms and Flying Ants

Mr. Gourlay describes the type of living conditions experienced within their headquarters.

Egyptian Customs

Egyptian Customs

Mr. Gourlay describes the customs of the Egyptian people and the implications thrust upon one another if they are disrespected.

Arriving in Egypt

Arriving in Egypt

Mr. Gourlay speaks about his first impressions of Egypt and UN presence.

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