Canada at War: THE SERVICES: Zombies, Awake!

For conscripts who exercise their right to serve in the Americas instead of overseas, the Canadian Army has an ugly name: zombies (living dead men). Last week Canada's Pacific Coast commander, ruddy-faced Major General G. R. Pearkes (rhymes with quirks), who won the Victoria Cross in World War I, called in a World War II V.C. to help arouse a spark of fighting fervor in his zombies.

Major Paul Triquet, who won his decoration before Ortona (TIME, March 20), spoke to 15,000 fellow French Canadians in le régiment de Hull. They had participated in the bloodless occupation of Kiska with...

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