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He taught us to use the rifle to kill people

He taught us to use the rifle to kill people

Mr. Parsons describes his training regimen in Canada and England.

He said Canada just went to war

He said Canada just went to war

Mr. Parsons describes enlisting and being on parade at boot camp in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia..

Hope for the Best

Hope for the Best

Mr. Wright reflects on his two combat jumps and very close call with a German bullet.

Grave or Waste Dump

Grave or Waste Dump

Mr. Bevan recalls how a German POW made to dig a waste dump, didn’t realize what he was digging.

Almost Stepped on a Mine

Almost Stepped on a Mine

Mr. Bevan recalls a near miss with a land mine while positioning guns.

Victim of Friendly Fire

Victim of Friendly Fire

Mr. Bevan describes how his division, along with other troops, were the victims of friendly fire from bombers during the attack on Falaise.

Waiting Onboard For Casualties (2 of 2)

Waiting Onboard For Casualties (2 of 2)

Mr. Vant Haaf continues with his description of the casualties on D-Day.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships

Mr. Thompson speaks of the impact his wartime service had and continues to have on his life. He also shares what he feels future generations of Canadians should know about the sacrifices his generation made during the Second World War.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships

Close relationships developed as a result of wartime service. Mr Thompson reflects on one that lasted a lifetime.

Shrapnel Injury

Shrapnel Injury

On his second day in France, Mr. Thompson was taken out of action after a piece of shrapnel lodged in one of his legs.

Juno Beach

Juno Beach

Mr. Thompson remembers the first and second days in France after going ashore at Juno Beach.

D-Day

D-Day

Mr. Thompson describes the atmosphere among his troops as D-Day arrived.

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