Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by themurg, Apr 5, 2017.
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Hi my name is Leon and I am from Australia. I am male, married 55 years old and self employed.
My chosen avatar is the from the Liberation of Arnhem, the tank is similar to one described by my father.
In January 1944 my father was 18 when he and his twin brother evaded being sent to a forced labour camp, first by being hidden in a small root cellar under their mother's chair while the German soldiers and Dutch police searched their home. Secondly somehow they made way from Arnhem to the South Holland. From there my father somehow made his way to France and joined up with Canadian army. I don't if that is all possible given the fact my father would have been only 18 1/2 by then. He fought his way back with Canadian army he talked about riding Bren carrier. He also talked of that tank that would explode landmines. Shortly after the war he was transferred to the Dutch army and spent a further two years in the army until grenade explode in his hands and he spent a further two years in a army hospital enduring some 23 operations. I remember when he was sitting down at the garage workbench and he would all of sudden black out, when he came too he explained that the shrapnel would sometime touch one of the nerves in his leg and he would blackout I think the smoking did not help either.
I was wondering if anyone knew if I could get any information relating to his time spent in the Canadian army ?
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