Oakville Images
Geoffrey Smith


Description
Creators:
Patricia Buckley, Interviewer
Ken Wrigglesworth
, Videographer
Media Type:
Image
Video
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. This video is an interview with Geoffrey Smith, a World War II veteran.
Notes:
In this interview, Geoffrey Smith talks about his experiences working in the navy and operating sonar equipment as an Anti-Submarine Detection and Investigation Officer. He describes how he ended up in this specialized division formed by Britain after World War I in order to more effectively hunt submarines. Geoffrey goes on to describe how three different times he was escorting a convoy that was attacked and how he was stationed out of Australia. He also speaks about going before a selection board in Halifax and then being selected to go on to King’s College.
Publisher:
Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville
Place of Publication:
Oakville, Ontario
Date of Original:
January 23, 2006
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
VIOI0007
Collection:
Oakville at War Veteran Interviews
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.4473682625124
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Reproduction Notes:
Creative Commons Noncommercial: This work may be copied, distributed, displayed, and performed, as well as have derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only.
Contact
Oakville Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

Oakville Public Library

Central Branch

120 Navy Street

Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

Tel: (905) 815-2042

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Geoffrey Smith
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Geoffrey Smith


This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. This video is an interview with Geoffrey Smith, a World War II veteran.