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Off to Hong Kong

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I think we all took it more or less in stride because of the fact that we were actually ignorant of what was going to happen or where we were going or what we were going for so I think it was actually, I think most of us after we got to Vancouver, going into the Pacific we figured well this is another garrison job, there's no war in the Pacific. So that was sort of a, you know, we threw our hands up and said now we're on another mission to somewhere but we don't know where but it's probably garrison duty again. I guess we were somewhere somewhere in the Pacific when we were finally told that we were going to Hong Kong. I didn't know anything about Hong Kong, of course, and I don't think that there was any real reaction, except for the fact that we, it was pretty well certain then that it was another garrison duty because you know this was Hong Kong, we knew enough about Hong Kong but we knew that it was a British colony and a British dependency so I guess that was just about the reaction from most of us and we didn't have too much time to think too much about it, we were too busy beefing about the mutton and stuff that they fed us on the boat.

Mr. Agerbak thinks they are doing simple garrison duty.

Borge Agerbak

Borge Agerbak was born in Odense, Denmark and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1927 to a small town in southern Manitoba called Pilot Mound. Mr. Agerback worked on the farm until war broke out in 1939. Along with his two brothers, he decided to join the Winnipeg Grenadiers.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
July 17, 2013
Person Interviewed:
Borge Agerbak
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War

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