Category Archives: Oral History

Papers written by UVic history students for the Oral History course offered there.

Oral History Essays 2017

These essays were written by University of Victoria students taking history courses where part of the curriculum is to interview veterans and record their personal stories and experience in an oral history essay. Copies of the essays are stored in … Continue reading

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Oral History Essays 2016

We have posted a the Veteran’s Oral History essays from the 2016 Semester. Remembering Yugoslavia The Canadian Military’s Service in the Balkans Courtney Yanta March 31, 2016 “We were dead once we flew into Burma” Chinese Canadians in Force 136 … Continue reading

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Oral History Essays 2014-2015

We have a couple of new Veterans Oral History Essays posted to this site: Korea 1950-53: A Comparison of Oral and Documented History on Canada’s Involvement in the Korean War For History 426 Dr. Timothy Balzer An Essay By Ethan … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Veterans Oral History Essays Posted

We have a couple of new Veterans Oral History Essays posted to this site: A 600 Metre View: Oral History, Historical Narrative and the Canadian Experience in Afghanistan by Sarah Fitterer, April 24, 2014 Training for the Skies: Comparisons of … Continue reading

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New Veterans Oral History Essays Posted

Three new essays have been posted in the Oral History section. The links here go directly to the .PDF Officers First, Pilots Second: RCN Aviation and the Cold War by Matthew Schneider April 2, 2013 Remembering a Forgotten War: The … Continue reading

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Officers First, Pilots Second

In this Veterans Oral History Essay history student Matthew Schneider examines the role and value of aviation in Canada’s Cold War fleet. Officers First, Pilots Second: RCN Aviation and the Cold War

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Remembering a Forgotten War

In this Veterans Oral History Essay history student Cameron Fish compares the perspective gained by interviewing three Korean War veterans with the perspectives presented in other works on this war. Remembering a Forgotten War: The Contribution of Oral History to … Continue reading

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The Public Face of the Royal Canadian Air Force

In this Veterans Oral History Essay history student Luke Kowalski argues that R.C.A.F. participation at air shows is not only an important way to demonstrate the skill and professionalism of the R.C.A.F., but is also a significant part of public … Continue reading

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Oral History AGM Report 2013

The report on the Oral History Program given to the RUSI-VI AGM on 13 March 2013 by Paula Skippon has been posted.

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Canadian Soldiers in Cyprus: Understanding the human experience of peacekeeping through oral history

In this Veterans Oral History Essay history student Camas Eriksson argues that without oral history we cannot fully understand what Canadian soldiers experienced while serving in Cyprus. Canadian Soldiers in Cyprus

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