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Episode – 030 Year One Look-Back and Review

In this episode, I look back at some of the highlights from the first year of the Canadian Military History Podcast as well as one clip from the cutting room floor. The clips come from LCol Mike Vernon, LGen Andrew Leslie, WO2 Sam Magee, WO2 Stan Egerton and Sgt Chris Murdy.  Although I would like to include all of my guests as highlights, their words are still preserved within their own episodes. New episodes will be posted in September for […]

Episode 015 WO2 Sam Magee Part 2

In Part 2, Sam leaves the mountains and training environment of Montana and heads off to Europe where he comes face-to-face with the Foe.  He used raw guts and trickery to convince a platoon of Germans to surrender to Sam and his wounded fire team partner.  On his way back, he stops to rescue three soldiers that had been pinned down by the very platoon he had captured. Sam goes on to describe his peace-time service with the Royal Canadian […]

Episode 015 WO2 Sam Magee Part 1

Today’s episode highlights the service of World War II veteran William (Sam) Magee.  Sam tried to enlist in every branch of the Canadian Military at age 14.  After the loss of his father, he was the sole bread winner for his family and the military was the best place to earn enough to care for them.  At the age of 17, he managed to sneak past the recruiters and get enrolled in the Toronto Scottish Regiment.  During his training he […]