A Conversation for 1940 London through a Canadian Soldier's Eyes
Barneys Bucksaws Started conversation Dec 19, 2001
What a great story! My father was in London in 1942-1943, and tried to find family. They, unfortunately had moved to their summer place in Maidenhead, but for a long time he didn't know that - Canadian mail from my Mom being what it was. Dad was a Gunner in the RCA - and Mom wore a yellow ribbon all the time he was overseas - we found the ribbon in her treasure box when she passed away in 1989. Some of the places meantioned, and situations read like Dad's stories. I'll point this out to my son, who's a history buff.
Ormondroyd Posted Dec 19, 2001
Madent Posted Dec 19, 2001
A touching letter.
My Grandad was a medic in the British Army, seconded to a Canadian regiment for the D-Day landings. He had only good words to say about the men he was with.
Good luck with finding out more about the people in the letter.
David Conway Posted Dec 20, 2001
Glad you all liked it! I wasn't sure about getting it into the guide at first, since 1) It's a personal experience story (minor concern) and 2) The letter was published in a Canadian newspaper, so I wasn't sure if there could be copyright issues. Once the Editors said I was okay on copyright, I had to give it a shot. Basically, I was feeling lazy and still wanted to add something to Peer Review. Plus, he wrote pretty well for a man with only a grade 9 (age 14) education.
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