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Sentimental Journey

David Meakes February 21, 2018

 

October 1, 1943

RCAF HQ, London, England

 

After almost three years in the Canadian Army in Great Britain, I was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force for aircrew training back in Canada. In the three-week period from October 8 to October 30, 1943, I was at a repatriation depot near Liverpool, England. After bouncing off a previous shaky r . . .

Sentimental Journey Continued

David Meakes March 21, 2018

Thursday, Sept 27th 1945

Rotterdam Harbor -- The Netherlands

 

Though   rather inaccessible, Bremen is the only   German Atlantic sea port.   In September of 1945 the Nuremberg trials were looming in the coming year and   Rotterdam, Holland   had become the most convenient sea port for the panicky Nazi hierarchy to flee from Europe. The r . . .

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World War II Veterans and the Reason They Are Called Heroes

David Meakes November 9, 2018

Read these inspiring stories of World War veterans who bravely served their country

Heroes need no superpowers. That’s what I learned when I was drafted to fight for my country. I found so many of those who gave up their future and bravely took on whatever the enemies shoot and throw at them. Many of those warriors I looked up to died in the battlefield, . . .

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    David Meakes is a Canadian-born World War II veteran. He is ninety-five years old and a retired podiatris... read more

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