The First World War Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries

Interviews 40 items

Here you will find digitized audio recordings of interviews with over 40 veterans of the First World War. Listen to Veterans talk about their lives before the war, describe the difficult conditions in the trenches, and transition back to civilian life. Lancelot Duke, for example, vividly describes: his life as a young man living and working in Victoria before the war, his enlistment in the Victoria Fusiliers, 88th Battalion, and his time overseas as an aerial gunner.