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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    September 11, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Robert Rae of Toronto and a conducting officer for war correspondents in the fall of 1944, relates this story told by Seaghan Maynes of Reuters news agency. Somewhere in Holland, a Canadian soldier was in a thickly strewn minefield, swinging a detector to and fro...
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    September 9, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Has anybody here seen Kilroy? Art Nelson of Toronto laments that nowhere since the war has he seen the graffiti of Kilroy, the little man with the long nose chinning himself to peer over a wall. But let Nelson tell it:   When Allied troops...
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    September 4, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Hazel Birt of Winnipeg sends us a story which could no doubt, be set in many other countries: During the long struggle between the Finns and the Russians early in the Second World War, an infantryman named Heino was finally allowed a three-day pass to...
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    September 2, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Mark Durieux of Calgary relays a story told by Dr. Paul Hearne of New York at a Calgary employment seminar for the physically disabled: “I was in Albany where they had just completed a new hotel. It boasted in its literature that it was the...
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    August 28, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Jack Wallace of Ottawa says that while digging around in the Public Archives of Canada he found that the Canadian Army was responsible for an unannounced exploit: the wide dissemination of pork and beans. The Canadian Corps war diary of July, 1916, recorded the great...
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    August 26, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    B.E. Smith of London, Ont., says this incident occurred in HMCS Nootka: A sailor complained that the liver was rotten. The doctor, summoned as judge, pronounced it good. At the next serving of liver, there were several complaints. “Awful offal,” they called it. The doctor,...

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