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After the surrender

After Italy’s surrender, Armando and his fellow soldiers found themselves at the mercy of Nazi Germany.
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An interesting life

“I have some strong views about war,” said George Carlyle, WWII veteran. From exploding artillery to stepping in as best man at a wedding, George has seen just about everything.
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The sweetest sound I ever heard

Thomas Keen spent over 10 months fighting continuously in north-west Europe during WWII. This is his story.
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A Jamaican woman serving in the British Army

Lance Corporal Winifred Watson set sail from Jamaica with 23 other women for the shores of Britain and WWII. Her story is a must read.
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An Unbreakable Spirit

In war or peace, Joyce Schmalz is someone you can rely on. When she saw confusion and inequality affecting seniors, Joyce co-founded what is now Seniors First BC.
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More than a Volunteer, Jeannie is a Friend

Jeannie, a volunteer at Cherry Park, has been reading with Valmai for a year. Somewhere between the pages of a book they became close friends.
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Decoding the Enemy

A cipher operator in the Canadian military, Dick Archambault travelled the world decoding messages.
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Bombs Away

Reginald Harrop worked in the British Royal Air Force during WWII as a bomb aimer and flight instructor.
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When the sound stops

As part of the British Military Police during WWII, Joyce watched as London burned through German bombing raids, soldiers kissed their families goodbye, and children huddled underground.

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