Battle Lines: Eyewitness Accounts from Canada's Military History

An striking number of firsthand money owed from front traces of our army historical past, drawn from letters, diaries, and reportage from the Plains of Abraham and the purple River uprising to the battlefields of 2 international wars and Korea, in addition to the harrowing missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. it is a publication that animates our previous within the phrases of these who lived the Canadian army experience.

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Meanwhile we are going to need to keep on with beef and hardtack and from what Col. Otter says we haven't an excessive amount of left of that. Poundmaker had greater pay attention for if the Q. O. R. get quite hungry not anything can or will cease them in pursuit of it. a wierd example occurred the opposite day. Captain Hughes and a small get together have been out scouting throughout the trees approximately miles out. They espied a pig approximately 100 yards in entrance and with an odd infatuation the pig devoted suicide through working up opposed to 5 of the boys with fastened swords. not anything may well cease the negative beast on its wild profession and the lads sorrowfully carried the is still into camp. not less than Captain Hughes says so and all of us think him. the opposite evening the Sentry on an outpost observed whatever advancing at the strains and referred to as out, “Halt, who is going there? ” No resolution. He repeated the query thrice and nonetheless no solution. He then fired and known as the eye of the officer of the wood to the situations within the morning. They went ahead and located a cow lifeless yet how the bullet reduce the cow’s throat nonetheless continues to be a secret. till this can be solved the officer doesn't suppose known as upon to record the problem at headquarters. heavily, we're being gouged within the topic of costs of provisions through the storekeepers right here. Milk is 20¢ a qt, sugar forty¢ a pound, oatmeal 35¢ a lb, butter 60¢, coal oil $5. 00 a gal, bread 50¢ a wide loaf, jam $1. 50 a pot, and so on. and so forth. so that you can see the place many of the funds will pass. The Colonel has properly issued an order to enter strength the next day to come forbidding the lads to pay greater than 10¢ a qt for milk. in the event that they do they get hours at pack drill for every qt they purchase. Washing is $1. 20 a doz. because the assault at the provision teach the Brigadier has ordered all of the strength to stick contained in the traces as he doesn't want the Indians to get any pot photographs. This placed a cease to our fishing and taking pictures and the geese and plover are in abundance throughout us. now we have prone in camp, one with us (the major physique) and one in South Battleford with the outpost, either Church of britain. All Protestants are compelled to move and the Presbyterian Minister this is elevating Cain. He desires to carry a provider for his flock however the Colonel wouldn't enable it and on his giving the Colonel a section of his brain the Colonel seized his church and we use it now as a multitude room and kitchen. they've got a great provider at South Battleford in govt condo. Cassels performs the melodeon rather well and he has proficient a choir. It comprises himself, organist, (Presbyterian), Captain Hughes, second tenor, (R. C. ), 3 Episcopalians, Methodists and a “tough” who doesn't understand what church he belongs to yet has a best suited voice. you could think how good they do after they the day prior to this sang Jackson’s Te Deum with no unmarried mistake, entire in all of the elements. We heard of Riel’s defeat and trap yet my delight used to be lessened greatly on the information of Lieut. Fitch’s loss of life. while I consider—now that i will be able to glance again on it with deliberation—my personal possibilities on may perhaps second i believe very grateful at my break out and beauty i used to be now not even hit.

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