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Korean War Remembering the Korean War, a brief history, the battles, and Remembrance Pages of the casualties from Nova Scotia.
Telegraphist Air Gunners The unique connection of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to the Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs) Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy of World War II. Of the three thousand TAGs trained, five hundred seventy completed their training in Yarmouth at RCAF Station Yarmouth - East Camp.
Our YouTube Channel Wartime Heritage videos on our YouTube Channel Songs and stories of the war years shared with audiences across Nova Scotia, and in England by 440 Productions. The Channel contains some fifty-eight (58) videos of stage performances and video movie clips presented between 1994 and 2008.
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Stories, History and Photos of the War Years Sharing wartime history and personal stories, information, and photos of World War I, World War II, Telegraphist Air Gunners, and the Korean War.
World War II Remembrance pages and Information on Nova Scotia casualties from sources that include the Books of Remembrance in Ottawa, the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Veterans Affairs), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the American Battle Monuments Commission, War Memorial, and other local sources.
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World War I The wartime history of Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne Counties of Nova Scotia, those who gave their lives in the service the nation and the men and women who served.
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Remembering the casualties of the Merchant Seaman of Nova Scotia, and those with no direct connection buried in cemeteries of Nova Scotia
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A Pint of Rum It was October 1939 and Phillip was leaving for military training and his uncle accompanied him to the train station. Phillip was eighteen, from Springhaven, Yarmouth Co., in Nova Scotia. Stories of his time at home often mentioned that he was a very good singer and a guitar player. His uncle told the story of his departure and of going with him to the train station to see him off. The uncle had purchased a pint of rum for Phillip, a little something to have during the journey. But, not wanting to make anyone aware of this, he attempted to slip it into Phillip’s pocket as the recruits were ready to board the train. Thinking he had successful slipped the pint into the pocket unknown to others, he let go of the bottle. The pint fell to the ground and smashed! Following basic training and service in Canada, Phillip was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Brigade, West Nova Scotia Regiment and was part of the allied advance through Italy. He was wounded in action on May 23 and died from those wounds the following day, May 24, 1944. The stories of Phillip Blanchard were among the first collected by Wartime Heritage and have been told throughout Nova Scotia and England over the years. Read the Phillip Blanchard story at: chard_phillip_joseph.htm
Image depicting Phillip and his uncle
The Little Girl’s Secret Sylvia heard a single plane flying in low. She knew the plane was not Allied, but German, as she saw yellow paint. The aircraft turned around and came back firing its guns. “I rushed my brother in behind a concrete pillar, under the bathing station and hid my brother and myself. The sound was very loud, as the pilot emptied his guns into the pillar. We stayed hidden until the firing stopped.” Sylvia looked out with care and watched the plane fly out over the sea and the two went back to playing in the sand. She didn’t want to tell anyone what happened that Sunday morning in Bournemouth. “I thought we would get into trouble. Now at the age of 88, I thought it may be of interest.” Read the full story at: _little_girls_secret.htm
Image depicting Sylvia and her brother