Jack Newman served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the war. After signing up, he was at Manning Depot at the Ex, followed by training at Brantford and Petawawa. He was assigned to the 4th Battery, 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment and shipped off to England. After time in Aldershot, he was sent with his regiment to Italy, where they battled their way up the Adriatic Coast, seeing action in Ortona. Attached to the British 8th Army, he found himself along the Americans at Anzio, where he participated in the Montecassino offensive. Finally, he was sent to the Netherlands to aid in the liberation of that country as the war concluded.
We met Jack at the Mount Dennis Legion in Toronto, where he was interviewed by Crestwood students Bryan Chung and Alex Ross.
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- 1. Life before the War
- 2. Awareness of Hitler; Volunteering
- 3. Manning Depot and Early Training
- 4. Going to England
- 5. Training in England; Interacting with other Soldiers
- 6. Impressions of the Military
- 7. Combat
- 8. Climate; the Canadian Presence
- 9. Meeting the Locals
- 10. Coming Home to Canada
- 11. Impressions of War; Remembrance Day