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A Great Thing To Be A Soldier

A Great Thing To Be A Soldier

Mr. Preece shares his reasons for joining the service and the path of excitement and pride he experienced in being a soldier

Canada is Sacred

Canada is Sacred

Mr. Walsh offers some thoughts on why he was proud to serve.

War isn’t for Older People

War isn’t for Older People

Mr. Walsh describes the demoralization factor he attributes to older married soldiers constantly reminiscing about their families.

Just a Soldier Like Me

Just a Soldier Like Me

While in occupied Germany, and in command of a work detail, Mr. Walsh befriends a badly wounded German soldier. Their conversations reveal how similar they really are.

A Low-key Celebration on VE-Day

A Low-key Celebration on VE-Day

Mr. Walsh discusses his company’s low-key reaction to news that the war was over, and describes an amusingly disappointing attempt at celebration.

An Unfair Repatriation System

An Unfair Repatriation System

Mr. Walsh discusses his disappointment with what he saw as an unfair repatriation policy which meant he was left behind when his unit returned to Canada.

Dwindling Manpower and Resources

Dwindling Manpower and Resources

Mr. Walsh describes how attrition had caused critical shortages of both men and supplies by the time the Canadian army faced the Germans in Holland.

Walcheren Island - a Tough Objective

Walcheren Island - a Tough Objective

Mr. Walsh discusses the dangerous and time consuming strategy of leapfrogging along the dyked approaches to the German stronghold on Walcheren Island. He describes an alternative strategy, amphibious assault, which eventually succeeds. Finally, he expresses admiration for the impregnability of the German battlements on the island.

Two More Wounds

Two More Wounds

Mr. Walsh describes two more wounds he sustained, one in Holland and the other in Germany, and in both cases waiving medical attention to get back into action.

They Put My Nose Back Together

They Put My Nose Back Together

Mr. Walsh describes his first wounding, his recuperation, and the importance of rejoining his old unit.

Rest and Cider - a Bad Mix

Rest and Cider - a Bad Mix

Mr. Walsh describes locating a cellar full of cider while on leave, and being so thirsty that he and his fellow soldiers drank cider to the point of illness.

Routing the Germans at Falaise Gap

Routing the Germans at Falaise Gap

Mr. Walsh faints a detailed picture of the overwhelming force mustered by the Allied army leading up to the rout of the Germans at Falaise Gap.

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