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Wounded on Green Beach

Wounded on Green Beach

Colonel Merritt was wounded as his troops were evacuating Green Beach. He recalls the activity.

Sleeping Conditions and Food

Sleeping Conditions and Food

Mr. Keys describes the sleeping conditions and the quality of the food.

Bonds Between the Infantry

Bonds Between the Infantry

Mr. Keys describes why there is such a bond between the men in an infantry regiment.

Taking Leave in Edinborough

Taking Leave in Edinborough

Mr. Keys describes the time he took leave in Edinborough.

From Artillery to Infantry

From Artillery to Infantry

Mr. Keys describes why he transferred from the artillery to the infantry.

Army Over Navy

Army Over Navy

Mr. Keys explains why he joined the army instead of the navy.

When War Broke Out

When War Broke Out

Mr. Keys recollects being in Chicago with the merchant marine when the war broke out. He then went to Regina to visit his mother and subsequently enlisted.

Why He Enlisted

Why He Enlisted

Mr. Keys explains his reason for enlisting.

The Search For Work

The Search For Work

Mr. Keys describes what it was like looking for a job in October, 1935. He recounts going by train to Northern Ontario where he was refused work in the mines because of his weight.

Mother’s Reaction to His Enlistment

Mother’s Reaction to His Enlistment

A parting comment from Colonel Merritt about his mother’s reaction when he and his siblings enlisted at the beginning of the WWII.

Receiving the Victoria Cross

Receiving the Victoria Cross

Colonel Merritt recalls getting the news that he would be receiving the Victoria Cross. He speaks kindly of King George IV, who presented it to him in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Freedom At Last! (2 of 2)

Freedom At Last! (2 of 2)

Colonel Merritt continues his account of the liberation of the prison camp by American forces.

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