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Living in a wet tent

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 journalist describes a soldier's day living in a waterlogged tent at a French airfield. 

Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News
Broadcast Date: July 21, 1944
Reporter: Bill Herbert
Duration: 4:33

Last updated: April 2, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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