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The Italian Campaign: Victoria Cross Recipient Triquet Recalls Ortona

Type: Film and Video

Triquet and Jean-Victor Allard recall the actions that earned Triquet the VC.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

1957: Diplomat Lester Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

Type: Film and Video

Lester Pearson is interviewed following his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in helping defuse and resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Veteran Recalls the Battle of Kap'yong - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Film and Video

Korean war veteran Don Hibbs recalls the Princess Patricias' heroic stand at the Battle of Kap'yong.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Veteran Remembers Canada's Forgotten War - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Film and Video

Veteran Jack Lachance discusses the Canadian government's treatment of its Korean veterans, who were finally decorated for their service in 1991.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada Decorates Jack Porter 40 Years After He Fought in Korea

Type: Film and Video

Television news clip features awards ceremony on May 8, 1992, in which a Korean War veteran is decorated with the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal 40 years after serving in that "forgotten war."

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Paul Triquet Wins Victoria Cross

Type: Film and Video

In this 1972 interview Paul Triquet recounts his exploits at Casa Berardi, which won him the Victoria Cross in World War Two.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Italian Campaign: Smokey's Victoria Cross

Type: Film and Video

Oct. 21, 1944: Pte. Ernest Alvia "Smokey" Smith crosses the swelling Savio River to secure the far bank. But the river rises and his small company is cut off. They are soon attacked by 30 German soldiers and three tanks. Switching between a Thompson submachine gun and PIAT anti-tank gun, Smokey repels the attackers, carries a wounded comrade to safety, and holds the position until reinforcements arrive. His actions, here told in his own words some years later, earn him the Victoria Cross.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation