Joyce Hibbert's ongoing interest in World War II began with her own participation in it. As a young woman of seventeen, Joyce Hibbert joined the Women's Auxillary Air Force serving with the Roal Observer Corps in Sussex, England. After the war she married her fiancé Eric, moved to Drummondville Quebec to raise a family.
Fragments of War
The young girl from the Ottawa Valley who served as a nurse in North Africa with only a helmet of fresh water a day, the teenage soldier from Fredericton who stole pig swill to survive in a Hong Kong prisoner of war camp, the English woman who survived the sinking of the Athenia to become a war-bride, and an Alberta airman who crashed off the icy coast of Greenland, these are but only four of the thirty compelling personal accounts of war experiences.
Many private photographs from their own albums illustrate these stories, which reflect the world wide aspect of the war from the Indian Ocean to the North Atlantic, from Poland to the Middle East, and the varied activities and duties of these young men and women. Their hardships, their adventures, frustrations, fears, joys and romances are chronicled in a poignant and often humorous manner.