1. Testaments of Honour and the Digital Historian Project.

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    A brief introduction to Testaments of Honour and the Digital Historian Project, with Blake Heathcote and Neil Orford.

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    • Antonio Brisebois

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      Antonio Brisebois, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal (en Français).

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      • Barney Danson: Four Friends

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        Barney Danson, former Minister of Defense with the Trudeau Government in Canada, talks about enlisting at the beginning of WWII with his best friend, Freddy Harris, and the two other young men they…

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        • Laurie Wilmot, MC: Tragedy on the Gothic Line.

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          Laurie Wilmot, MC, a chaplain with the West Nova Scotia regiment in Italy, talks about a tragic attack on a German position in the Liri Valley, Italy, August 1944.

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          • Frank Cauley: Skirting Disaster by the Skin of their Teeth

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            Frank Cauley, a navigator on a Sunderland "Flying Boat" with 106 Squadron RAF, talks about his first flight with a new crew on submarine patrol in the Irish Sea. They find and attack a German…

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            • Jack Gouinlock: Forced to Dig His Own Grave

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              Jack Gouinlock was shot down over Liège, Belgium, and for several weeks was hidden by a sympathetic Belgian family in a small town. But when two German soldiers disappeared (presumably at the…

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              • Clem Pearce: A Tragic Repatriation

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                Clem Pearce, a Canadian navigator with 101 Squadron RAF, was shot down over France in 1944, and spent the last year of the war as a PoW. When he was being repatriated to England in May 1945, he narrowly…

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                • Surviving a WWII Japanese PoW "Death" Camp

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                  The Japanese captured eighteen-year-old Tony Cowling when they invaded Singapore in February 1942. As a new recruit in the RAF, he spent the next three and a half years slowly being starved to death…

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                  • Testaments of Honour Historical Archive

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                    This is a video I created ten years ago (non-HD), and is essentially a ‘slide show’ of still images from the Testaments of Honour archives. (The music underscoring, under license was written…

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                    • John Acheson: Shot Down on the Third Mission

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                      John, a navigator with 408 Squadron, talks about what was his third (and last) operational mission, flying with his “sprog” (new and inexperienced) crew during the Battle of Berlin. On…

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