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Record of Service

Author: The Memory Project

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Record of Service, a podcast presented by The Memory Project. In this series, we bring you interviews with Canada’s veterans—their stories of life, loss and service. A new episode every week until November 11.

The Memory Project Speakers Bureau and archive connects veterans and Canadian Forces members with school and community groups from coast to coast. A program of Historica Canada, the Memory Project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Go to thememoryproject.com to browse our archive of interviews or to book a speaker for your classroom or community event. If you’re a veteran or an active member of the Canadian Forces, please contact us at memory@historicacanada.ca to find out how you can become a speaker.
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D-Day

D-Day

2019-11-1112:15

June 6, 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, France during the Second World War. This bonus episode of Record of Service, Historica Canada’s new podcast, features the lived experiences of veterans who participated in the operation through testimonies from The Memory Project Archive. Listen, then request a Memory Project speaker at http://www.thememoryproject.com/book-a-speakerLearn more about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy on The Canadian Encyclopedia: https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en Music Credit: Kai Engel – Hopes and Dreams (FMA)
The Prisoner

The Prisoner

2019-11-0513:16

Edward Carter-Edwards served on a Halifax heavy bomber with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He was one of 168 Allied airmen temporarily imprisoned in the Buchenwald Concentration camp after his aircraft was shot down over German-occupied France. Listen, then request a Memory Project speaker at http://www.thememoryproject.com/book-a-speakerLearn more about Canada and the Holocaust on The Canadian Encyclopedia at https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/enMusic Credits: Kai Engel – Brooks, Marcel Pequel - Four
The Tomkins Brothers

The Tomkins Brothers

2019-10-2913:39

Following in the footsteps of his brothers and many members of his Métis community, Frank Tomkins enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1945. His story touches on his family’s connection to the North-West Resistance, Cree Code Talkers, and the benefits denied to Indigenous veterans after the Second World War. Listen, then request a Memory Project speaker at http://www.thememoryproject.com/book-a-speakerLearn more about the Louis Riel, Poundmaker, Indigenous veterans and more from The Canadian Encyclopedia: https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en Music Credits: Kai Engel – Summer Days, Marcel Pequel – Six
Do No Harm

Do No Harm

2019-10-2221:21

These stories from Canadian medical personnel serving during the Second World War and a sly ship doctor treating sailors during the Korean War highlight gruesome and absurd moments of both conflicts. Listen, then request a Memory Project speaker at http://www.thememoryproject.com/book-a-speakerLearn more about the Second World War, the Korean War and more from The Canadian Encyclopedia: https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en Music Credit: Evegeny Grinko – Winter Sunshine (FMA)
Codebreakers

Codebreakers

2019-10-1516:18

Thousands of women served in intelligence facilities like Britain’s Bletchley Park and Canada’s Camp X during the Second World War. The Memory Project Archive contains stories from women who were recruited for these secret roles through the British Women’s Royal Naval Service and the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Find out about more what they were doing and their oaths of secrecy. Find out about more what they were doing and their oaths of secrecy. Listen, then request a Memory Project speaker at http://www.thememoryproject.com/book-a-speakerLearn more about Camp X, intelligence and espionage at www.thecanadianencyclopedia.caMusic Credit: Marcel Pequel – Four 
Coming soon! Our Record of Service podcast, with remarkable stories from codebreakers and code talkers, medical personnel and prisoners of war, is almost here. We're excited to share the first episode with you next week: stay tuned!
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