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World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Canadian
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Capt. B. G. Parker fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC275
  • Fonds
  • 1943

The fonds consists of a carbon typescript transcription of part of Parker's personal diary. It was possibly done by Parker himself. It covers the last part of his training in England and his involvement in the Sicilian/Italian campaign until he was wounded in action.

Parker, Basil G.

Cyril Marriott Wightman fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC124
  • Fonds
  • 1944 - 1945

The fonds consists of personal diary of Major Wightman, May-August, 1944, and May-July, 1945, plus transcription; letters from Wightman to Mr. Satchell, W.A. McAdam and Sir Charles Davis, Lord Mayor of London, on behalf of the Canadian Scottish Regiment, 1st Battalion, December 1945.

Wightman, Cyril Marrott, b. 1904

Dorothy Robertson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC370
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1993

The fonds consists of a typescript "I Go (Not) Down To the Sea in Ships: Recollections of a Canadian Wren", photocopies taken from Dorothy Robertson's scrapbook, plus photographs and negatives.

Robertson, Dorothy

John S. Adam fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC339
  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1980

The fonds consists of photographs, booklets, pamphlets, and invitations collected by Brigadier Adam. It also includes ephemera from World War Two, as well as Brigadier Adam's fonds of newspaper clippings, Christmas cards, and correspondence during his term as Officer Commanding of the 25 Militia Group.

Adam, John Stronach

Louis Edney fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC341
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1970

The fonds consists of correspondence to and from Major Louis Edney, and a fonds of newspaper clippings. It also includes a fonds of photographs documenting his army career.

Edney, Louis, 1886-1968

Michael Grote Stirling fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC395
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 1999

The fonds consists mainly of Rear Admiral Stirling's certificates, logs, and diaries from his period of service in the R.N., plus 2 albums and a folder of photographs.

Stirling, Michael Grote, 1915-2002

Military oral history collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC141
  • Collection
  • 1979 - 2019

The collection consists of records generated by a number of different sources that have been brought together as a collection. The Social Sciences Research Project (1970-75) includes 29 interviews (and transcripts) with Major General The Hon. G. R. Pearkes and significant associates of Pearkes. They cover Pearkes' military career in both World Wars, his political career, particularly as Minister of Defence, and his role in the office of Lieutenant Governor or B.C. (1960-68). Over a number of years, subsequent to the Pearkes interviews, Dr. Roy commissioned several senior students to interview 185 former military personnel, Canadian and Allied. These were funded by the Department of National Defence. The collection offers personal accounts of action in the Great War and in most theatres of the Second War in which Canadians participated, as well as post war peace-time activities in NATO. When Dr. Roy retired in 1988 he gave a number of guest lecture tapes and some C.B.C. military oral history tapes. In 1982, Dr. Barnett B. Singer, a sessional lecturer, donated one interviews with a holocaust survivor, Mr. William Jacobs of Victoria. In 1983, Dr. David Stafford donated nine research interviews (and transcripts) for a book that he was doing on clandestine operations in World War II. In 1984, Elizabeth Hazlitte, a nurse at Victoria's, Veteran's Hospital, gave her interviews with six Great War veterans which she had completed on an L.I.P. grant. In 1990, Robert Winkenhower gave an interview of Olga Ghosh about the experience of a Jew living in Germany in the 1930's (accessioned 1994). In 1993, Cmdr. Hal Lawrence, a naval historian, donated copies of cassettes, summaries and transcripts of 120 interviews with retired Canadian navy personnel. These interviews were conducted between 1980 and 1990 under contract with DND. In 1993, B. Marshall, through Dr. Reg Roy, donated a cassette of an episode of Lister Sinclair's CBC radio programme called "Ideas". The episode was called "A Sense of War" and contains the experiences of Nursing Sisters in W.W. II. In 1997, Dr. Shawn Cafferky donated 22 tapes and transcripts of interview on Naval aviation also commissioned by D.N.D. Directorate of History and Heritage. Interviews with Lt. Col. John Edmonson, M/Gen. Norman Ross and Mr. Geo. Kidd (Major) were added in 2007. "War Stories: A Life Remembered", an audio recording of Thomas Miller's experiences in the Canadian Army during World War II on 2 compact discs was donated in 2008, as well as an interview with Ross Purse describing conditions in Oeyama Camp in Japan during World War II. Will Pratt's interviews of Japanese-Canadian veterans were added in 2009. An interview with LCol Cyril Neroutsos was added in 2010.

Peter Ferguson Ramsay fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC343
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1984

The fonds consists of invitations received by Brigadier General Ramsay, various programs of events, the itinerary of the 1980 Royal Visit, and a fonds of newspaper clippings.

Ramsay, Peter Ferguson, 1916-2006

Reginald Biscoe fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC340
  • Fonds
  • 1937 - 1945

The fonds consists of Sergeant Biscoe's records of service from World War II. These include his service and pay books, as well as his notes on the German Army. Sergeant Biscoe's fonds also contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs, various ephemera from the war, correspondence, and aerial photographs of Germany.

Biscoe, Reginald, b. 1920

William Cameron Murphy fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC084
  • Fonds
  • 1945

The fonds consists of the holograph diary of Brigadier Murphy regarding his experiences with the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade during World War II. The fonds also includes a carbon transcript of the diary.

Murphy, William Cameron, 1905-1961