Month: March 2015

Deadly green fog
Army

Deadly green fog

On the third day of the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans unleashed another chlorine gas attack. Canadians were the target this time The Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium began on April 22, 1915, when thousands of German soldiers, advancing behind a ground-hugging cloud of chlorine gas, seized control of the northern half of the Ypres Salient, the bulge in the battle line projecting into German territory. The attack exposed the long left flank of the 1st Canadian Division. British and French generals were unable to exercise overall command and the Allied response was chaotic and uncertain. The Canadians, in their first major action, were ordered to launch poorly prepared counterattacks while holding their improvised front to the last man. After 36 hours of continuous combat ...
Humour Hunt

Humour Hunt

  Back in March, 1983, Art Nelson of Toronto, was lamenting in verse that nobody had seen Kilroy since the war. Now he regrets that he can’t find a can of M&V (mutton and veal):   Fray Bentos bully beef Is at your grocery store, And beans and prunes And Brussels sprouts We ate when in the war.   Although we’ve searched Both high and low, Nowhere do we see A single, solitary can Of delicious M&V   Somewhere in this lovely land, A veteran there must be Who has stashed deep In his old packsack Some cans of M&V   If he would care to get in touch, How pleasant it would be To bring our spoon And join him soon For a feast of M&V         &nbs...
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