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Never got too Serious about Battle

Never got too Serious about Battle

Being young and unaware of the reality of battle, Mr. Edwards shares his perspective of not really being aware of the level of danger he would witness in Dieppe.

Reasons for Joining Up

Reasons for Joining Up

Together with his brother, Mr. Stanley shares his story on making the decision to join up and steps taken towards training before heading overseas.

Accepting The Legion of Honour Medal

Accepting The Legion of Honour Medal

An honour Mr. Bernhardt will never forget - a personal visit from French government representatives!

Connection to the “Wait for me Daddy!” poster

Connection to the “Wait for me Daddy!” poster

Known as one of the most famous photos during that time, Mr. Bernhardt shares his personal connection with the family portrayed in the poster and shares its’ meaning.

No Allowance for Ear Plugs

No Allowance for Ear Plugs

Mr. Bernhardt tells about the result of hearing loss caused by the inability to wear protective ear plugs due to his daily responsibilities as a wireless operator.

Determined to Leave the Regiment

Determined to Leave the Regiment

Mr. Bernhardt speaks about his determination and process of convincing the authorities to let him go to another regiment.

When Shells Fly, Head for the Ditch!

When Shells Fly, Head for the Ditch!

Mr. Bernhardt shares an experience he had when taking cover in the ditch after shellfire began and the damage it caused to fellow men.

Never a Problem with Directions

Never a Problem with Directions

As driver of brigadier general, Mr. Bernhardt speaks about his ability to read maps and his sense of ease in travelling throughout unknown terrain.

The Brigadier’s Driver

The Brigadier’s Driver

Mr. Bernhardt shares his experiences in taking on the role as driver for the brigadier general.

The Journey Overseas

The Journey Overseas

Mr. Bernhardt shares the adventure of going overseas only to leave the port of Halifax and be involved in a collision with another ship, a rough start!

Heroes Remember Presents The Battle of Hong Kong POW

Heroes Remember Presents The Battle of Hong Kong POW

Canadian veterans describe first-hand experiences of being a prisoner of war in the the Battle of Hong Kong.

Heroes Remember Presents The Battle of Hong Kong

Heroes Remember Presents The Battle of Hong Kong

Canadian veterans describe their first-hand experiences in the deplorable conditions of the Battle of Hong Kong

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