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Lots of Fun

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We got to Hong Kong in September or October and the war started in December so we weren’t there very long before the war started, a couple, two or three months. We had lots of fun by the time, before the war started. There was all kinds of Chinese girls and they were cleaning our shoes and shaving, they’d shave you, clean your rifles. They were not supposed to do that but a lot of the guys used to get the Chinese to clean your rifles. We had very good service for the time we had while we were there. We weren’t there long enough for you to do too much and then the war started and that wasn’t that good.
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Mr. Leblanc talks about arriving in Hong Kong and what it was like before war broke out.

Jean Leblanc

Jean Leblanc was born in New Richmond, Quebec in 1932. His mother died when he was only three years old and he lived with his father and brother until he joined the army in 1940 at 16 years of age. Mr. Leblanc admits that he really didn't know what the army was all about at the time of enlistment.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
May 5, 1999
Duration:
1:00
Person Interviewed:
Jean Leblanc
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Location/Theatre:
Hong Kong
Battle/Campaign:
Hong Kong
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Royal Rifles of Canada

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