Happy Friday from The Memory Project team!
Pictured are Winifred and Clifford Field with their niece in Trafalgar Square, London, on August 19, 1944.
Hear about Winifred's time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service and her experience during the London bombings by following the link in our bio.
A big thank you to @canwarmuseum for letting us film Captain Hugues Canuel on #museumselfieday ! Captain Canuel discussed his deployments to the Persian Gulf, the Horn of Africa and Afghanistan. We look forward to seeing the final product.
The Memory Project was lucky to spend Saturday in Calgary interviewing WO Glenn Miller about his experience in West Germany during the Cold War. WO Miller described being a teenager growing up in Lahr, working with anti-aircraft equipment at CFB Baden, joint exercises with NATO allies and much more.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming interviews!
Didn’t fully appreciate the sheer size of birkenau camp till today. You cannot appreciate how large scale it was until you visit. People being sent to suffer in squalid conditions eventually to their deaths all for having a different belief to one regime. #respect#auchwitz#rememberthem
Extremely moving visit to the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi, which immaculately maintains the graves of nearly 8,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen from Britain, Australia, Holland and India. Most were captured in Singapore and Hong Kong and sent to build a rail line across Siam to Burma. The "Death Railway", completed in 1943 would produce more than 15,000 POW and 100,000 civilian casualties at the hands of the Japanese. These men suffered extreme hardship and died of exhaustion, starvation, disease and torture under horrific conditions. *H.M.S. Sultan was the shore base in Singapore. It fell to the Japanese in 1942. Most of the RN graves were sailors from Sultan. #rememberthem#wwiihistory#deathrailway
“If he was black or French or whatever, and you reach down to help him out of the water, you don’t say to him, oh, I’m not going to get him up, he’s not one of us.” – Randolph Hope.
Randolph George Hope served with the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He escorted and unloaded cargo between England and South Africa. In his testimony, he remarked upon the fact that he did not experience discrimination in the Merchant Navy.
In the late 1990s, he participated in the merchant mariners’ hunger strike on Parliament Hill for compensation that had been denied. .
Mr. Hope is pictured leaning on a car he rented to drive to Montreal, Quebec after the war. Follow the link in our bio to hear about his wartime experiences. .
#OTD in 1957, Canadian Troops and material arrived on HMCS Magnificent in Port Said for the United Nations Emergency peacekeeping force controlling the Israeli-Egyptian border. Learn more about Canada's peacekeeping role by visiting our #archive .
Pictured are United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) transport officers in the officers' mess, Gaza, Palestine, 1957. Photo courtesy of Paul Tomelin. Paul Tomelin is third row, first on the right.
For Thursday of member appreciation week you got to vote for either a Hero wod, a benchmark wod, or a @crossfit HQ workout. You voted for a Hero!... So today you get to choose between going heavy and long with McGhee, or gymnasty with JT.
Which will you choose?? #memberappreciationweek#herowod#rememberthem#crossfit#eastlondon