Humour Hunt

Gunfire at the Château Frontenac

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – This issue, we have a mix of tales ranging from a sly private and unconventional menu items to a story about wartime gunfire in the halls of Quebec’s famed hotel, the Château Frontenac. Bob Anglin of Ottawa, who joined the Black Watch in the 1960s, recalls an incident...
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    May 5, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Arthur Haylock of Melville, Sask., sends us an air force story: We were making a low-level attack on a German convoy in the Mediterranean when our Wellington was hit and we made for the nearest emergency landing strip on the Libyan coast. One of our...
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    April 30, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Praise be, a Red Newman story from 67 years ago and from a man who was there, William Green of Cambridge, Ont., who relates: Between the battles of Vimy Ridge and Hill 70, we were out on rest in a town named Barlin where the...
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    April 28, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    B.M. Khokhar of Halifax, a retired Indian Army officer, sends us a story about Mahatma Gandhi. King George V was anxious to meet Gandhi and invited him to Buckingham Palace for tea. Despite the King’s strictness about court dress and protocol, Gandhi arrived in his...
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    April 23, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Joan Kraft of Calgary says her mother was always singing and that during WW II, with three sons overseas, she kept abreast of all the popular war songs and sang them as she went about her daily chores. Shortly before she died at 86, she...
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    April 21, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    S. Cane of St. Catharines, Ont., sends us a scrap of Churchilliana: When Gen. Von Thoma surrendered to Gen. Montgomery in Africa, the tee-totalling Monty invited the German to dinner. A British MP took exception to such fraternization and asked Winston Churchill for his view....
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    April 16, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Handsomely furbishing our theme of humor in adversity, Earl Wrightman of Newmarket, Ont., says he was always impressed during his six WW II army years by quick wit that transformed serious situations into a spirits-lifting laugh. Happily, he send us two examples from the Normandy...
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