Sgt. Sherwood from Main Corp H.Q., Gordie and I drove up to Wilhelmshaven and inspected the city and the docks. The docks appear to be in pretty good condition — but the Town down near the docks is very badly knocked around. We visited two hospitals and were able to pick up the odd bit of loot. The VSTU and Medical Stores are joining us in a couple of days, so we will be bigger than ever and will be kept very busy, but we don’t particularly care.

 Privates J.A. Taylor and J.D. Villeneuve of the Royal Canadian Regiment stacking rifles turned in by surrendering German soldiers, IJmuiden, Netherlands, 11 May 1945.

Privates J.A. Taylor and J.D. Villeneuve of the Royal Canadian Regiment stacking rifles turned in by surrendering German soldiers, IJmuiden, Netherlands, 11 May 1945. LAC.

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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