VE Day in London

Heroes Remember

Transcript
I was in London for VE day, caught up in all that mob and you know where that Albert, Victorian Albert Monument is? I got lost from my friend and there I was. I was almost in panic and a British soldier said, "I'm gonna put you up there," and it was right beside one of the lions so he said, "You can look all around and if you see where your friends are, you can point them out to me and I'll go and tell them where you are." Which he did, very nice of him, but it was a tremendous day, tremendous thing in London. I wouldn't of missed that for anything. It was amazing, you know, the Royal family out on the balcony there and Churchill, it was really a great thing.
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Ms. Carter describes the joyous mob in Trafalgar square on VE Day.

Doris Carter

Doris Carter was born in Birkenhead, England on June 9, 1910. Her family emigrated to Woodstock, New Brunswick and in 1932 she enrolled in Nursing at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Ms. Carter graduated in 1935, and was recruited to a wartime surgical team, prior to the war's onset. On November 30, 1940 she went overseas with #1 Military Hospital to nurse civilians injured in the bombings of Coventry and Birmingham. Ms. Carter was then sent to the Mediterranean with #5 Military Hospital. She served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Northwestern Europe. After the war, Ms. Carter pursued a career in Public Health Nursing.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
March 8, 1998
Duration:
1:01
Person Interviewed:
Doris Carter
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Location/Theatre:
England
Battle/Campaign:
Italian
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Rank:
Lieutenant
Occupation:
Nurse

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