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The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

THE PRICE OF FREE­DOM: June 6, 1944, mem­bers of the Stor­mont-Dun­das-Glen­garry High­landers was ashore on the Nan White Sec­tor of Juno Beach in Bernières-sur-Mer, Nor­mandy. The lib­er­a­tors’ task was made even more dif­fi­cult by their heavy bur­dens, which in­cluded life pre­servers, blan­kets, mess tins, mugs, extra socks, and gas capes. Some car­ried com­passes, map cases, binoc­u­lars, and por­ta­ble ra­dios. Noth­ing had been over­looked in the months of plan­ning and ex­er­cises. Pri­vate Danny Dar­ling of "A" Com­pany weighed his equip­ment in Eng­land and found it tipped the scales at 78 pounds with­out the steel hel­met, bi­cy­cle or the ra­tion packs.

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