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A Murder at the Hospital

A Murder at the Hospital

Mr. Champoux describes that while he was in the hospital recuperating, a German soldier was murdered for bragging about killing Canadians.

Before, On and After VE-Day

Before, On and After VE-Day

Mr. Champoux describes how he developed a friendship with a family in a village about 30 minutes away from the hospital where he was recuperating. He also describes how he and the villagers partied on VE-Day and how he decided to go work for the Canadian Mint instead of taking leave.

Recovering

Recovering

Mr. Champoux describes where they sent him after he became wounded, why they did not send him home immediately and how he recovered.

A Rare Find: The Tallest German Soldier

A Rare Find: The Tallest German Soldier

Mr. Champoux describes that after the allied bombing of Calais, they found the tallest soldier of all the German Army among the prisoners.

Wounded Because of a Numb Leg

Wounded Because of a Numb Leg

Mr. Champoux describes how he got wounded when he got up from a trench to stretch his legs.

The Haystack Sniper

The Haystack Sniper

Mr. Champoux describes how, after finding a rare treat in a windmill, he and his comrades were the victims of sniper fire.

A Three Day Battle in Holland

A Three Day Battle in Holland

Mr. Champoux describes how, after the Winnipeg Riffles lost a lot of their men (on what seemed to be an island but was actually just across a wide river), the Canadian Army decided to send troops by water to encircle the Germans.

An Unexpected Feast Near Calais

An Unexpected Feast Near Calais

Mr. Champoux describes what happened when he was on night patrol on a farm near Calais and caught a civilian stealing their jerry cans of fuel for his tractor.

Converting a Tank Into a Flame Thrower

Converting a Tank Into a Flame Thrower

Mr. Champoux describes how the allies transformed what he considered to be a useless tank (the Churchill) into an efficient flame thrower and shape charge delivery system. The flame thrower was used to penetrate German Pill Boxes that were firing on Dover from Calais.

The Bombing of Calais

The Bombing of Calais

Mr. Champoux describes the Allied bombing of Calais. It was necessary to oust the Germans because they had taken the city and refused to give it up.

A Real Treat - Ice Cream

A Real Treat - Ice Cream

Mr. Champoux describes going to Belgium to get ice cream - a real treat. They got extra and shared it with their comrades.

Polish Division

Polish Division

Mr. Champoux describes the Polish Division - soldiers who managed to get out of Poland and who fought fiercely against the Germans because their families were at still home in Poland.

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