- 1979 [date recorded]
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: Henry Copeland discusses the WWI years spent in the 5th Battalion "The Fifth Western Cavalry", of Paton, Saskatchewan. Training in England. How he found out about the War. Conditions at the front (armament). To France in 1915 at Ypres. Routines at the front. A special raid. Winter on the Somme. A close call. Vimy -- the barrage and the attack. Return to Canada, to Manitoba and move to B.C. The farm at Notch Hill near Salmon Arm. Incident with soldier's settlement board. First Christmas. Hard times. The coffee shop and store. The Depression years. Christmas just before the Depression, a funny story. Depression conditions. Christmas for the poor (dinners). Family matters. Christmas dinner, presents. Notch Hill background. A story of a Christmas in the Depression.