Tag Archives: World War II

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 […]

Episode 011 LCol Clifford R Baker

This episode features the experiences of LCol Clifford R Baker, MC, CD.  LCol Baker started his military career as an officer in the 10th Battery of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery.  He served during World War II as a Forward Observation Officer assigned to armoured regiments in the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the Lake Superior Regiment.  After his war-time service, he continued to work in a variety of posts, including the military advisor to the Canadian Ambassador to […]

Episode 007 WO2 Stan Egerton Part 2

The second part of the episode with Stan Egerton explores his fight through the Scheldt, his return home from the war and his start with the Toronto Fire Department. The CTV Episode with Stan Egerton can be found at Here. You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your purchase goes to supporting the show. The Canadian Soldiers march through Dieppe with pipes playing.  Somebody got in trouble for […]

Episode 007 WO2 Stan Egerton Part 1

This episode’s guest is WO2 Stan Egerton who served with the Toronto Scottish Regiment during World War 2.  Stan is the Toronto Scottish Regiment’s version of Saving Private Ryan because he was eager to serve with his two brothers; George and Frank. Stan lost his brothers in the second world war, and yet he speaks about them like he saw them only last week.  Another version of Stan’s story can be found at Vimeo. Please also check out a friend […]