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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

"Recovering in hospital from a war wound, Canadian soldier Tom Johnson wrote to his sweetheart,

What an awful job you will have to make me into a dignified Methodist minister. For the last two days two nurses have had to make a savage attack on me & my bed to get "that Canadian" out before 7 am. But today I routed the enemy who had brought up a bowl of water to sprinkle on me, by upsetting it in their hands with a crutch I had secreted under my bedclothes in case of a raid at dawn. The man in the next bed & I won a complete victory this time – they said it was "just like those Canadians."…"
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