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Looking Back - Native Soldiers

Type: Document

Several short and moving accounts of Native Canadian war experiences are found on this web page.

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Runner: Tom Longboat

Type: Document

In 1916, Tom Longboat enlisted as a dispatch courier with the 107th Pioneer Battalion in France, to run messages and orders between units.

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2000 Veterans' Week Poster

Type: DocumentImage

Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.

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Brothers in Arms

Type: Document

Alexander Smith Jr. earned his Military Cross in France in September 1916 during the second Allied assault on the Somme. When the war ended, he was also named an Officer of the Order of the Black Star, a Polish order, one of only five Canadians to receive this honour. His younger brother, Charles Denton Smith earned his Military Cross in Mons Belgium and received it in France on November 9, 1918 - two days before the war ended.

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Enemy Attacks - November 1951 - Canadians in Korea

Type: Document

Beginning in mid-October, as a reaction to Operation Commando, the Chinese mounted a series of attacks which continued, with increasing intensity, into November. On the night of November 2-3, the enemy attacked the centre of the Canadian front held by "A" and "C" Companies of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

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55th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Campaign - Abbaye d'Ardenne

Type: Document

As the Second World War drew to a close in Europe and the allies advanced in France, many Canadian prisoners of war were taken aside and shot. A total of 20 Canadians were executed near Villons-les-Buissons in the Abbaye d'Ardenne. Learn more about these soldiers and how they are remembered.

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Attack on the Island - Hong Kong

Type: Document

A description of the invasion of the island of Hong Kong in World War II, from the time the Japanese forces landed on December 18, 1941 until the Allied surrender on Christmas Day.

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Greyeyes

Type: Document

During his six-year term in the Canadian Army, David Georges Greyeyes served in seven European countries and assumed a variety of increasingly demanding military roles.Greyeyes served on the battlefield as a platoon commander with the Saskatoon Light Infantry (SLI) (MG) and earned the Greek Military Cross (third class) for valour for his help in supporting the Greek Mountain Brigade during the Italian Campaign.

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Conclusion - Native Soldiers

Type: Document

While war should never be glorified, Canadian Native veterans are proud of their wartime contributions and the sacrifices and achievements of those who participated must never be forgotten.

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Two Brave "Van Doos"

Type: Document

In February 1918, 20-year-old Private William Cleary, volunteered to join a raiding party headed for an enemy trench near Lens, France. After the raid, Cleary decided to return to the enemy position and, with help from three others, brought back two missing wounded men, who had previously been left behind. On August 15, 1917, the opening day of the Battle of Hill 70 in France, Private Joseph Roussin merited his medal for carrying out a successful solo attack against eight enemy soldiers.

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