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Canadian Soldiers Journal by Jake Davidson

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1: Today is June 6, 1944. What is called D-DAY,today we storm the beaches of Normandy. In a little while we will land on juno beach and I will fighting for my life. Im a little scared but i am also very excited to get off this boat after we had to wait an extra day because of the bad conditions. We have around 14,000 canadian men with us to cover the beach. They say this is the strongest armada yet. Well I have to go I will write again tomorrow, good bye. | 1

2: 2 | Today we stormed the beaches and we won on a sad note i when we were running through the mines my friend didn't make it. We are happy that we have wont and we are moving to the city of St. Aubin.

3: 3 | Today is June 8. The Germans have sent a counter attack to try getting the normandy beach head back. They are putting up a good fight but we are holding them back

4: 4 | June 12, We are victorious. We've held off the germans after four hard fought days. The beach of Normandy is are's for the keep.

5: 5 | July 8, I havnt wrote in a while because we have been so busy travelling to caen. After the battle in normandy we were all pretty tired so its tooked a while to get to caen but we are almost there.

6: Today is July 10 and we have captured Caen. I am very happy and excited we get to rest for a few days and get are energy back. | 6

7: Operation Spring is launched today. Its supposed to break us out of normandy. So we can keep moving towards Holland. The plan is to capture Verrieres ridge | 7

8: Today we have heard that Sqdn. Ldr. Ian Willoughby Bazalgette has won a Victoria Cross at Trossy St. Maximin, France. This is great news. He has won the greatest honor you can get | 8

9: 9 | Today, October 21 and the 22 We have heard of two more men wining a victoria cross. I wish I could no what it felt like to win one of thouse

10: 10 | I've heard that we are supposed to get like 16,000 new people are going to come help us because we havn't been doing very good latly we've had to hard faught loses

11: 11 | Today is sometime in january 1945,Today we've heard that the troops have made it to Britian but it does'nt seem like most of them will make it here for a while. I'm very tierd of fighting I've been here for so very long, I can't imagine what it would be like to sleep in my own bed again. I miss my family so much its undiscribible, i'll write back later

12: 12 | It is now february 1945 and we have ened the war with itatly. Everyone is very happy.

13: 13 | Today is not a good day i am really missing home and i have just heard one of my friends i've met here has died from trench foot. I am counting my blessing sense i have been lucky enough not to get that tarrible disease. I miss you all so much and ill be home soon

14: It is now April and I am still moring the loss of my friend. I don't no how much more of this i can take i hope this war ends soon. I'll write back to you soon. | 14

15: It is April 8 today and i almost missed it today is my birthday.I'm feeling much better now and it seems like the war will be over soon | 15

16: 16 | We have done it!. Today,may 5 1945. The Germans have surrendered to us and the british. Everyone is so happy there lost for words. I can't beleive it's true i'll be home in no time.

17: 17 | Victory at last. Today may 8,1945. The Germans have formaly surrendered and the war is over. We are on are way home. this will be my last time i will write, can't wait to be home.

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