Day: March 5, 2012

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War Memorial of Korea seeks artifacts

The War Memorial of Korea is seeking artifacts for an expansion of  the United Nations Allies exhibit. The museum is expanding  the space devoted to the exhibit and is seeking photographs, films, oral histories, wartime letters and diaries, uniforms medals and memories by servicemen or essays of family members. Contact Col. Jacques Morneau [email protected] in Korea or Capt. Yves Lesieur at the Directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence, Ottawa 613-949-9423. The new exhibit space opens in April.
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Calgary school to commemorate Capt. Nichola Goddard

A new  school in Calgary, Alta., will bear the name of  Capt. Nichola Goddard,  the first female Canadian soldier killed in combat. The Calgary Board of Education  says the new school will be built in the Panorama Hills community, in the city’s northwest. Captain Nichola Goddard School will accommodate students in Grades 4-9. In its announcement, the board said Goddard believed that her service would prepare the way for others to build a better life, specifically through education. Goddard, 26, was serving with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Afghanistan in 2006 when killed during a firefight.  She is the first female combat soldier killed on the front lines and the first Canadian woman to be killed in action since the Second World War.
Letters From Bill

Letters From Bill – Oct. 27, 1944

Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, Back at it again folks and this time I have some news which is a big change, eh. First of all I want to tell you what a big surprise I had yesterday….  There was a show called Gentleman Jim on yesterday so I went to pass the afternoon.  Just after it was well started my name was called out on the public address system. I was wanted at the back of the hall. It was a good show and I was mad because I had to leave, but when I got to the back that soon changed. I went out and who do you think was there, Hugh Fraser! So help me I nearly called for the eye specialist. When I saw him at first, I wasn’t quite sure—he was so fat. He was in the south of England and had a day off and came to London. He went to the YMCA and made some inquiries there and ...

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