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In Search of D-Day: Charles E. Beddoe

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When my father first sent me the article on Charles Beddoe, I was surprised to see that there had been a RCN Combat Cameraman living right here in Ottawa since 1958, the same year that I was born! I immediately contacted the Ottawa Citizen, who graciously provided me with his contact information; residing at the Perley & Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre, at 1750 Russell Road. What happened next became an interesting mix of straightforward interviews, discoveries, and…even more discoveries. Charlie had only recently moved into the Perley & Rideau, when the family had come across a cache of films in their old residence on Browning Avenue, only a few blocks…

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D-Day Conneaut, Ohio, in 2015

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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)

I am a member of a re-enacting group called la société d’histoire In Memoriam in Quebec. In 2014 we decided to participate as soldiers of the Régiment de la Chaudière at the annual D day event in Conneaut, Ohio, USA. This event has taken place every year since 1999. During the event we represent military camps in England before D-day and at the end of the weekend, we recreate the landing of allied troops on the beaches of Normandie. It was an amazing experience with more than 2000 re-enactors from all over North America. For the 2015 event I wanted to do something different. I looked at all the different corps and units of…

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