70 Years Ago,

Au­gust 23, 1945

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

E., THURS­DAY, AU­GUST 23 BOUND­ARY RO­TARY CLUB The mem­bers of the Bound­ary Ro­tary Club were pleased to have as the speaker at their meet­ing at the Del Monty Ho­tel, Mon­day evening, Sgt. John Cox, re­cently dis­charged from the Cana­dian Black Watch Reg­i­ment. Sgt. Cox told a bit about his ex­pe­ri­ence in France and Hol­land, but dwelt mainly on the time he spent as a pris­oner of the Ger­mans. The food was not very good and cer­tainly not plen­ti­ful, but he was treated rea­son­ably well, at least un­til the war was nearly over. At this time, the pris­on­ers were kept mov­ing around to keep out of the way of ad­vanc­ing Rus­sian and Amer­i­can troops. They were marched over 600 miles in 60 days, and most of their food was ob­tained by swap­ping per­sonal pos­ses­sions, cig­a­rettes, etc., with the Ger­man peo­ple. The speaker was in­tro­duced by Lawrence Til­ton, and thanked by Arthur Irvine who ex­pressed the feel­ing of the mem­bers when he said that through these re­turned men we are get­ting dif­fer­ent and highly in­ter­est­ing pic­tures of the war.

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