Canada at War: What Wives Should Know

For the 23,000 wives whom Canadian soldiers have married in Britain, the Canadian Government this week published a 40-page pamphlet telling the girls what to expect in their husbands' country. Welcome to War Brides, issued by the Wartime Information Board and the Department of National Defense, contains everything from geography lessons to shopping hints, and a glossary explaining, for example, that in Canada a joint is a roast, a spanner is a wrench, and corn is wheat. Typical advice:

¶ "Be a good listener."

¶ " [In small towns] you simply must conform ... or live like a hermit and disappoint your...

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