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Colombo Plan

Colombo Plan for Co-operative Economic Development in South and Southeast Asia was established following a Jan 1950 meeting of COMMONWEALTH foreign ministers in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), to attack the poverty upon which communist political movements in Asia were thought to feed.

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Victor Eric Wong (Primary Source)

"“Why should you go when you’re not even a Canadian?” So we all decided in our town hall meetings that the best way to do is to go and sign up and go and come back and lobby for the franchise. This is exactly what we did."

Victor Eric Wong served in the Canadian Army and the British Army's Force 136 during the Second World War. See below for Mr. Wong's entire testimony.

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Wilson (Howard) Howard Large (Primary Source)

Howard Large recounts his experience of the Dieppe Raid in 1942.

Content warning: This article contains content which some may find offensive or disturbing.

Please be advised that Memory Project primary sources may deal with personal testimony that reflect the speaker’s recollections and interpretations of events. Individual testimony does not necessarily reflect the views of the Memory Project and Historica Canada.

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William McGee (Primary Source)

William McGee served in the First Special Service Force of the Royal Canadian Regiment during the Second World War. He served in the Armed Forces from 1941 until 1964.

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Commission of Inquiry on the Position of the French Language and on Language Rights in Québec (Gendron Commission)

The Commission of Inquiry on the Position of the French Language and on Language Rights in Québec (1969–1973) is a royal inquiry commission set up by the government under Jean-Jacques Bertrand. Noting the inequality between the English and French languages and the federal state’s hesitancy to take measures to encourage the independence and general development of the French Canadian population, the Gendron Commission elaborated a series of recommendations which led to the adoption of the Language Acts in 1974 and 1977 (see Quebec Language Policy).

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William Roy Hindle (Primary Source)

William Roy Hindle  served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Towards the end of the war he joined the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve.

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Vivian Phillips (Primary Source)

Vivian Phillips was stationed in Newfoundland with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

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Zygmunt Wojtas (Primary Source)

During the Second World War, Zygmunt Wojtas joined the Polish Army while in the Soviet Union. With the army, he travelled to Iraq for armament and then to the front in Italy.

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Roland "Rolly" Gravel (Primary Source)

"It started at 5:00 and towards 11:00, we saw the American tanks roll in to the camp. For us, the war was ending."

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Raphael Dael (Primary Source)

Ralph Dael served with Belgian United Nations Command during the Korean War. As a machine gunner in a heavy weapons platoon, Dael supported patrols and guarded against enemy night attacks.

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