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Beatings by Guards

Heroes Remember

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Well there was no problem for them to put the boots to ya. They’d kick you or hit you with a sword, not with the sword itself but with the handle and if you didn’t, it all depends on what kind of a mood they were in, they could have cut your head off, it didn’t matter to them. For no reason.... No. Like I say, me, I don’t know, I was, see I was a, I wasn’t working for them. I wasn’t doing them a favor but I was trying to be as nice as I could when they were around. Myself, I never got touched because, I think it was because of my size. They were after the big guys.
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Mr. Leblanc talks about the Japanese guards and how he felt size played a part in who got beatings.

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:
February 2, 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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