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The Sad Part of War

Heroes Remember

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You feel pretty proud that you did your share, that’s about it. I did my part. Nothing extraordinary you might say but I was there, I mean, and I quite often think like armistice, the people we lost in Dieppe, people we lost in Normandy, our comrades and people lost in Holland and even in Germany. The gun detachment that I had left, one of them got a direct hit and I think the whole twelve people were killed but you don’t hear too much about it but all you know a certain detachment got hit so that’s all you hear, you know. That’s sad, that part.
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Proud of doing his share in service for our country, Mr. Chow remembers all the comrades that were lost and left behind.

George Chow

Mr. George Chow was born in Victoria, British Columbia November 5, 1921. Mr. Chow attended school in Victoria and during that time had the desire to join the service. He went to Vancouver for basic training and became part of the 16th Light Battery, 3rd Regiment as an anti-aircraft gunner. Mr. Chow travelled overseas and landed in England and at the end of war he participated in the liberation of Holland. Mr. Chow met his wife overseas and when the war was over they came back to Victoria. Mr. Chow holds great pride for his service and returned to Holland to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
May 2, 2015
Duration:
0:46
Person Interviewed:
George Chow
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Location/Theatre:
Canada
Battle/Campaign:
Liberation of Holland
Branch:
Air Force
Rank:
Gunner

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