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Dawn patrol

From 1939 to 1945 Canadian soldiers, sailors and air force personnel lived and died in lands far from home. CBC Radio was one of the few links friends and family in Canada had to their loved ones abroad. Through reports from the front, dramatizations and direct greetings from soldiers, CBC revealed what life on the battlefront was like.

A Canadian Spitfire pilot writes home about Normandy at 20,000 feet.

Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News
Broadcast Date: July 15, 1944
Guest(s):
Reporter: Stuart McPherson
Duration: 7:22
Photo Credit: Ken Bell/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-167603

Last updated: April 2, 2013

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