My name is Don MacKenzie, and I’m a Nova Scotian. I never was away from home for the first twenty years of my life, and war broke out so I volunteered. I joined the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. There were about twenty from my hometown that joined at the same time.
We started off in Amherst, Nova Scotia. I believe it was Stanfield’s Underwear that gave it was a big Nova Scotia flag before we left home. And we went to Debert, and from there overseas. And we thought that when we left Halifax the water would be clear and nice. Well, we just got out of Halifax harbour when we found that there were U-boats waiting there, so we had little run-ins with those. (more…)