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The D-Day Survivor

During the D-Day invasions, The Queen’s Own Rifles suffered more casualties than any other battalion, but as Ivor always says, “Once in the Queen’s Own, Always in the Queen’s Own.”
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A Prisoner of War

As a prisoner of war in a Nazi concentration camp, when Vitaliano heard the Americans were coming he managed to escape. How did he survive? Read on and find out!
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One of the lucky ones

As WWII raged on in Russia, the blistering winter cold proved to be as formidable an enemy as the Nazis.
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A woman in the Royal British Air Force

100-year-old Winnifred Grant looks back on her time in the Royal British Air Force during WWII.
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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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