Something I wrote a long time ago and wished a relative would contact me…
A Memory Stirred
HMCS Esquimalt – 16 April 1945
Prepared by Gerry Madigan
… is dedicated to the memory of the men and women who served on Canada’s East Coast in Nova Scotia during the Second World War.
There are many remarkable stories, largely untold, that recount their service, sacrifice and place in our Country’s history.
Some are of tragic loss, and others of boundless courage, devotion to duty and of valour too.
Now some 70+ years later… it’s A Time To Remember.
When I wrote the first part of my review of the book “In for a Penny, In for a Pound : The Adventures and Misadventures of a Wireless Operator in Bomber Command” written by Howard Hewer, I had never written a book review before, so I suppose I can now say “Welcome to my second […]
I haven’t written a book review before, but last week I was quite struck by this particular book, entitled “In for a penny, In for a pound : The Adventures and Misadventures of a Wireless Operator in Bomber Command” written by Howard Hewer. It is by no means a new book. My copy was published […]
While many considered the Vichy government to be a puppet state, the officers and men of the French fleet had no love for their German occupiers. This was a French fleet and would remain so if they could help it, even if they had to sink it to the bottom of the ocean.