By Farley Mowat
Became clear of the Royal Canadian Air strength for his obvious early life and frailty, Farley Mowat joined the infantry in 1940. The younger moment lieutenant quickly earned the belief of the warriors less than his command, and used to be recognized to bend military ideas to safe a stout drink, or locate hot — if nonregulation — garments. but if Mowat and his regiment engaged with elite German forces within the mountains of Sicily, the optimism in their early days as squaddies was once changed by way of melancholy. With a naturalist's eyes and ears, Mowat takes within the complete darkish depths of struggle; his relocating account of army carrier, and the chums he left in the back of, can also be a plea for peace.
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7. Interview with William Davis, August 2004. 8. Interestingly, Dabney does not include Bessie Russell in his list of “colored” health professionals. He does, however, note Joseph Russell and his profession. See Dabney, Cincinnati’s Colored Citizens. 9. Interview with George Russell, June 2004. 10. Ibid. 11. Ibid. 12. Ibid. 13. Ibid. 14. Interview with McPheeters. 15. Interview with W. Davis. 16. Interview with G. Russell, June 2004. 17. Vivian Perlis, interview with George Russell, American Music Series, December 8, 1993, Oral History Project of American Music, sponsored and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts Special Jazz Projects.
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