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The Personal Side of War

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by cmhbob, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. cmhbob

    cmhbob Did...did I do that? Staff Member

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  2. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Bob, I'm really looking forward to reading that article later this evening. Gotta run now. Thanks for posting it.
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  4. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Very interesting story! My father, with the Canadian Army, also went overseas in 1943 on the same ship (but in September and from Halifax) and disembarked at the same port. Gourock is on the Clyde near Glasgow. Then, like the guy in the story, he was sent to southern England. There the similarities end. I don't know how my father ever passed the physical in the first place. He was a very sick man by the time he arrived in England and was in and out of various field hospitals over there until July 1944, when he was sent home with chronic bronchitis, which was with him until he died in 1965. He never talked about the war. I got most of this from his service records.

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