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Captain King Whyte: Liberation of Belsen

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    Belsen, April 1945, Captain King Whyte in the foreground.

My father enlisted in the Canadian Army during World War Two believing it was his duty. His father served in the RAF during WWI and his grandfather served in the British military. My father wasn’t a combat soldier. He stationed in London and was on loan to the British. His background in radio broadcasting and journalism uniquely qualified him for various positions – narrating newsreels, writing reports for Radio Luxembourg, and reporting on the London blitz and the allied troops in Europe. In April 1945 my father was present during the liberation of Belsen. In a letter to my mother he wrote, “Tonight I am a different man. I have…

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10 Great Online Newsreel Archives –

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    Young lady of the Ottawa YWCA "Knick-Knack" Club operates the projector at a movie shown in the "Y' for members of her club. Photograph by Capt. Frank Royal, March 1946. Library & Archives e010966701_s1-v8.

Back in January of this year (2017) I had come across an article listing “10 great online newsreel archives”. With permission from the author, I am reposting the links here with a couple added of my own. Originally published 26 FEBRUARY 2014 by Luke McKernan – to see the original post please click here.

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