Harry enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces when he was eighteen years old. Harry was sent to fight in Italy after his training in England.
He was there when the Allied troops bombed and destroyed the abbey at Monte Cassino. This was one of the darker memories he has of the War. Some of Harry’s happier recollections are of the time he spent near Pompeii. After the war Harry became a family man and moved to Scarborough, and later to Midland, Ontario. He married and had three children. Harry presently resides in the Sunnybrook Veterans’ Complex.
Harry was interviewed for this project by Crestwood student Dana Davidson.
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- 1. Harry Goodbody - An Introduction
- 2. Why Harry Enlisted
- 3. Basic Training
- 4. The Role of the Tank Battalions
- 5. The Regiment
- 6. Weather Conditions in Italy
- 7. Socializing with the Italians
- 8. Harry and the Tanks
- 9. Fighting the Italians
- 10. Fighting the Germans
- 11. Maintaning the Tank
- 12. Weather Conditions In Italy
- 13. The Forgotten War
- 14. Life after the War
- 15. Going from war to a World War