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Battle of Atlantic Place - Design Concept

I particularly draw your attention to the YouTube video on Battle of the Atlantic Place.  My father [Murray Knowles], possibly the last person alive to have commanded a corvette (HMCS Louisburg II), attended and was recognized at the concept unveiling yesterday at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.”

Stephen Knowles

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Musical Tribute to Juno Beach

Seventy years ago, on 6 June 1944, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division stormed ashore at Juno Beach as part of the Allied D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France.  Fighting stern resistance and suffering 340 killed and 574 wounded, the 3rd Division penetrated further into France on that first day than any other Allied Division.

Ted and Cathy Ryczko of Belleville, Ontario have put together this video accompanied by Ted playing the guitar and singing a song adapted by himself to commemorate this historic event. Electric Bass accompaniment is provided by Jonathan Maracle. This video is available in English only.

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The Pyjama Interview

In 1944 Harry Hardy was a Typhoon pilot with 440 RCAF Squadron flying ground attack missions against the German Army in Holland. Today, he is a member of the Friends of the Canadian War Museum living in Burnaby, BC.

This 9 minute video was recorded in November, 1994. Harry and his former squadron-mate, Bill Clifford appear resplendent in their pyjamas – Harry in the grey ensemble and Bill in the striped!

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Interview: Flight Lieutenant Harry Hardy – Holland 1944

Today, Harry Hardy is a member of the FCWM living in Burnaby, BC, however, in 1944 he was a fighter pilot flying Typhoons over Holland with 440 RCAF Squadron.

This 3 minute video is of an interview with Harry by Sgt Art Baldwin shortly after he had returned from a sortie. In the video, Harry describes the three missions he had conducted that day – the first, a reconnaissance patrol; the second, an attack against an enemy supply train; and, the third against enemy supply trucks and wagons.

Read more: Video Memory: Interview: Flight Lieutenant Harry Hardy – Holland 1944

 

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