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“This is your lifeline, don’t cut it!”

“This is your lifeline, don’t cut it!”

Mr. Barr recalls that the signal corps was able to maintain full communications throughout all battles fought during the Normandy campaign.

Counter Attacks Against the Germans

Counter Attacks Against the Germans

Mr. Barr details actions of the Canadian Army against the German 12 SS Division during the Normandy battle.

In the Shadows of the Great War

In the Shadows of the Great War

Mr. Barr recalls his decision to volunteer for the army.

A Marvellous Thing Aerodynamically

A Marvellous Thing Aerodynamically

Mr. Smith describes his Squadron’s encounter with a new ME-262 jet fighter, and how it was shot down.

Killing ME-109's at Nijmegen

Killing ME-109's at Nijmegen

Mr. Smith describes two air actions over Nijmegen where heavy losses were inflicted on German fighter patrols.

First D-Day Operation

First D-Day Operation

Mr. Smith describes seeing the Allied naval barrage at Normandy and chasing four ME-109's away from the combat zone.

Prelude to Normandy

Prelude to Normandy

Mr. Smith describes the mass of ships and landing craft he saw while flying over Solway Firth and seeing gliders being towed toward France. These events presaged the Normandy invasion.

Appreciation of the Service Provided!

Appreciation of the Service Provided!

Mr. Chiasson expresses his admiration for the people who appreciated his service including the gratitude from the Dutch citizens for their liberation.

No Troop Ships Available

No Troop Ships Available

With the war over, Mr. Chiasson tells of the rigmarole and frustration in returning to Canada.

The Final Days

The Final Days

Mr. Chiasson describes the final push and the last few hours before the war was finally over.

Holding the Nijmegen bridge

Holding the Nijmegen bridge

Mr. Chiasson explains how his regiment was called in to hold the Nijmegen bridge for the winter to allow supplies to be built up for the anticipated spring drive.

Dreams still haunt

Dreams still haunt

Mr. Chiasson shares the emotions of dreaming of fellow comrades and experiences of so many years ago.

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