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Losing Friends

Losing Friends

Mr. Walsh discusses, in general, the anonymity of soldiers who fall during the heat of battle, but after losing two close friends, his reluctance to make new ones.

I was a Veteran the Next Morning

I was a Veteran the Next Morning

Mr. Walsh describes his first night in action, fighting off two German counterattacks. He also describes having to fire a weapon in anger for the first time.

The Road to Normandy

The Road to Normandy

Mr. Walsh describes volunteering for service in Normandy, his preparations to go, and his impressions after landing in France as a member of the Royal Regiment of Canada.

Marching to the Camp

Marching to the Camp

After the boxcar trip, prisoners are marched to the camp where they are stripped, given a bit of cabbage soup and thrown in the Wog Compound.

The Joyfulness of War Ending

The Joyfulness of War Ending

Mr. Poolton describes his recovery in hospital and the joyfulness of the war ending.

Liberation and Tears

Liberation and Tears

Mr. Poolton describes his reaction when he realizes they are liberated.

Reunited With Three Airmen

Reunited With Three Airmen

Mr. Poolton is reunited with the three airmen.

Thrown in a Civilian Jail

Thrown in a Civilian Jail

Experiencing blackouts, Mr. Poolton recalls being dragged to a civilian jail where he was held for four days and four nights.

Coming Upon a German Outpost

Coming Upon a German Outpost

Still on the run, Mr. Poolton describes the situation of running into a German outpost, being caught by the enemy while the airmen continue on.

Chipping With a Stove Grate

Chipping With a Stove Grate

After escaping to a brick factory, Mr. Poolton describes his continued efforts in getting free after teaming up with three airmen.

Taking On A New Identity

Taking On A New Identity

Mr. Poolton describes his alternate escape plan since it was deemed best that he not use the tunnel.

Decision to Dig a Tunnel

Decision to Dig a Tunnel

Mr. Poolton speaks about the announcement made by their sergeant major to dig a tunnel and process used to succeed.

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