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Canadian Army Sgt. Hugh McCaughey’s letters and footage of World War II have left detailed records that will help the world remember the war and the aftermath of D-Day. On D-Day, McCaughey waited on the docks of Southampton, England, to capture the return of those wounded in battle. With his camera and his pen, he documented the allied and German troops as they were brought to England for medical help. Most were young and “broken in body and spirit.” McCaughey’s family, who recently donated his letters to the Canadian War Museum, hope that his stories will encourage others to their parents’ stories and not forget their family history.

Read more about McCaughey’s World War II experiences.

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