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The Memory Project – Glenn Price, In battle

Bringing down the enemy

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The Memory Project - Glenn Price, Stories of connections WWII

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment's Pin (left), Glenn Price's Medals | Courtesy of The Memory Project

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In 1945, Glenn Price, from Middleville, Ont., joined the Canadian Army’s Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in the Netherlands.

Our responsibility was to clear the Germans out of the Reichswald Forest. They were up in the trees with high-powered rifles. We went through with Jeeps and shot a flame-thrower up in the trees—they came down with their shirts on fire. It was pretty gruesome, but we took a lot of prisoners and had to disarm them. They had no ammunition?.?.?.?no gasoline. All the German officers had big Mercedes that they had stolen from wealthy Dutch people. So Canadian officers took those cars and ran them until the higher-ups said no more gas. I had one for three days [before] they took it away. They were only for officers.