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Hong Kong Veterans

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Aug Few vets 'survived' Hong Kong Canadian Soldiers, Canadian Army, Canadian History, British Soldier, Military Photos, Military History, American Code, Royal Canadian Navy, British Hong Kong

Aug 2013: Few vets 'survived' Hong Kong

Margaret Owen says the Second World War killed both her parents, even though each survived it. Her father died in 1969 from a variety of ailments suffered as a prisoner of the Japanese following the 1941 Battle of Hong Kong.

 William Bell lived through the Battle of Hong Kong, was saved when a . Canadian Soldiers, Canadian Army, History Of Hong Kong, Police Officer, Wwii, Battle, How To Memorize Things, Sleep, Canada

Mar 2013: So dedicated, he enlisted twice

Winnipeg Grenadiers Lance Cpl. William Bell lived through the Battle of Hong Kong, was saved when a fellow soldier made the ultimate sacrifice by jumping on a grenade before it exploded, and survived extreme deprivation in the Japanese prisoner of war camps.

“Recruitment poster for the Royal Rifles of Canada, a regiment that was destroyed in the defense of Hong Kong against Japanese invasion in December Canadian Soldiers, Canadian Army, Canadian History, British Hong Kong, Popular Articles, Lest We Forget, Remembrance Day, World War I, Military History

The Canadians in Hong Kong: Giving Me My Remembrance Day

WWII Canadian Recruiting Poster referencing Hong Kong When I was a kid, I didn't care about Remembrance Day. Sure, in my head, I knew what it was about: every year, November 11 was set aside for Canadians to remember those who had given their lives for the country in WWI, WWII, and subsequent wars since. I'd attend the ceremonies, I'd wear the poppy, I'd recite In Flanders Fields, I'd observe the moment of silence. But in my heart, I felt nothing. Perhaps, if you understood where I was…

Visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (back) walks with a World War Two veteran at Sai Wan War Cemetery as he attends a Remembrance Day ceremony in Hong Kong November Canadian Army, Lest We Forget, Remembrance Day, Military Men, Prime Minister, World War Two, Cemetery, Walks, Wwii

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A large hushed crowd converged around the National War Memorial in Ottawa on a chilly Sunday as the country paused for a moment to honour those who made the…

75 years ago, US Marines waded into 'the toughest battle in Marine Corps history' — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Tarawa Us Marines, Marine Corps History, Military History, Ww2 History, Naval History, Military Art, Pearl Harbor, Battle Of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands

The War in the Pacific. Japan was an axis power, and were kind of did a silent but deadly attack. On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes bombed the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbour, destroying half the fleet. The bombing stunned the Americans, and the next day USA declared war on Japan. The whole world was at war now. Canada sent 1,975 Canadians to Hong Kong, and all were either killed, or taken prisoner. Canadians at home wre horrified.

Hong Kong Veteran Arthur Kenneth Pifher, of Grimsby, Ont., walks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a Remembrance Day ceremony at Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong. Canadian Army, Prisoners Of War, Remembrance Day, Prime Minister, Cemetery, Walks, Wwii, Hong Kong, Captain Hat

Memorials across country mark Remembrance Day | CBC News

Thousands of people gathered at cenotaphs, squares and buildings across the country to honour Canada's veterans.

October Infantrymen of "C" Company, Royal Rifles of Canada, and their mascot en route to Hong Kong. Canadian Soldiers, Canadian Army, Dog Soldiers, Pearl Harbor, Navy Seals, Us Navy, Rifles, Hong Kong, Canada Vancouver

Gander the regimental mascot of the Royal Rifles of Canada departing for Hong Kong in 1941.( Source: Hong Kong Veterans Assn) One night in December 1941, Gander showed his true courage. That night, Gander saw a grenade tossed near a group of wounded Canadian soldiers. He ran to it, took it, and rushed away with it. The grenade exploded and Gander was killed. But he had saved the lives of the seven soldiers who never forgot Sergeant Gander.

Interview with Hong Kong veteran Canadian Soldiers, Canadian Army, 10 Year Old, 10 Years, Prisoners Of War, September 10, Camps, Jamaica, Hong Kong

Hong Kong POW - Video Gallery

Veterans matter, visit veterans.gc.ca

Canada's Hong Kong PoWs: the struggles and sacrifice Prisoners Of War, Hong Kong, Battle, Canada, Military, Military Man, Army

Canada's Hong Kong PoWs: the struggles and sacrifice

Canada's prisoners of war from the Battle of Hong Kong faced brutality while in captivity and a seven-decade fight for proper compensation.

Taken about 1939 before he went to Hong Kong my Grandfather Hong Kong

Taken about 1939 before he went to Hong Kong my Grandfather

My Grandfather PTE JE James is the man on Crutches taken on a ship after their Liberation from the POW Camps Crutches, Camps, The Man, Hong Kong, Che Guevara, Ship, Crutch, Ships

My Grandfather PTE JE James is the man on Crutches taken on a ship after their Liberation from the POW Camps