10 Celebrities Who Served in the Second World War [Part 2]

Julia Child   Denied entry into the Woman’s Army Corps because of her height, Julia Child joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a typist. Because of her education and experience, she was soon promoted to the role of a top-secret researcher, working directly under the head...
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    June 24, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    In mid-1944, during the V-1 raids on England, a buzz bomb hit a row of flats. After the dust had settled and heads were counted, only grandpa was missing. The rescue team heard laughter from the rubble and dug out grandpa, uninjured and still chuckling,...
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    June 21, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Rev. Clifford Waite of Oakwood, Ont., says his father, Company Sergeant-Major C.F. Waite, was a drill sergeant with the 48th Highlanders for many years. “All right, you dummies, fall out,” he once ordered. The company fell out with a clatter, except for one man. “Well?”...
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    June 16, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Les Williams of Winnipeg, recounts: The Bonaventure had just berthed astern of a huge American carrier in Norfolk, Va., and one of the Bonnie’s crew was having a drink in a nearby bar when an American sailor came alongside. “Say, Canada, you on that baby...
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    June 14, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    This sea story is from Vince Leah, also of Winnipeg: During the Second World War operations in the South Pacific, an alert Royal Navy destroyer scooped up a U.S. sailor who had fallen overboard from his cruiser. The grateful American captain sent over a huge...
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    March 29, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    This sea story is from Vince Leah, also of Winnipeg: During the Second World War operations in the South Pacific, an alert Royal Navy destroyer scooped up a U.S. sailor who had fallen overboard from his cruiser. The grateful American captain sent over a huge...
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    March 17, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Here is a story from R.E. Crumb, Berwyn, Alta.: A German officer, travelling home from the Russian Front through Poland, shared a train compartment with three Poles–a pretty young woman, an elderly woman and a man. The train entered a tunnel and in the complete...
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