Canada in the Second World War

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A Canadian Boyfriend

Edited by Barry Broadfoot, Six War Years 1939-1945: Memories of Canadians at Home and Abroad, 1973, p. 302-304. Canadians were big stuff in Holland. We’d liberated a lot of it, you understand, and their Queen Juliana had been in Ottawa during...

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I Shook Her Hand

Edited by Barry Broadfoot, Six War Years 1939-1945: Memories of Canadians at Home and Abroad, 1973, p. 377-379.  I don’t know if everybody expected us to be only 85 pounds and be wearing rags, but when we came to Canada they...

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Return to Peace

On May 8th, 1945, crowds of civilians and soldiers, shouting and dancing in the streets, gathered to celebrate V-E Day, the Allies’ victory in Europe. In London, in Paris, throughout liberated Europe, parades, and speeches, hugging and rejoicing marked that...

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