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Sixty Days of Battle

Sixty Days of Battle

Mr. Chiasson recalls doing battle sixty days without a break!

Living in a Slit Trench

Living in a Slit Trench

Mr. Chiasson describes a slit trench and the importance of taking cover.

Scared all the Time

Scared all the Time

Mr. Chiasson expresses his emotions during his time and the wonder of his own survival.

A Lot of Opposition

A Lot of Opposition

Mr. Chiasson describes the level of opposition and loss of men during the attack on the beach.

A Loss of One Hundred Men

A Loss of One Hundred Men

Mr. Chiasson witnesses the death of many comrades - a vision he will never forget.

Hitting the Beaches on D-Day

Hitting the Beaches on D-Day

Mr. Chiasson recalls leaving the landing crafts and the tough time many of them endured getting to shore.

Maneuvering as a Wireless Operator

Maneuvering as a Wireless Operator

Mr. Chiasson details the responsibilities of a wireless operator and the unfortunate loss of communication due to the jamming of radios by the Germans.

Training for D-Day

Training for D-Day

In preparation for D-Day, Mr. Chiasson explains the training regimen that would encompass a four year period.

Quite a Feeling Going Overseas!

Quite a Feeling Going Overseas!

Mr. Chiasson expresses the feelings he had on the journey overseas, the start of what would become their 5 ½ years of war.

Trained and Headed to England

Trained and Headed to England

Upon completing his training, Mr. Chiasson speaks about boarding the Duchess of York with 3,000 onboard and only then finding out their destination as they were set to sail.

Bartering at Sea!

Bartering at Sea!

Mr. Polowin tells a humorous story of his exchange with sailors involving a bottle of Irish whiskey.

Serving our Country all Worthwhile

Serving our Country all Worthwhile

Mr. Polowin reflects on his service and shares the pride he has for his contribution to the war effort.

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