Canada at War: THE SERVICES: Secrecy Rewarded

At the first Quebec Conference (August, 1943), rugged Canadian Sergeant Major Emile Couture's job was to keep conferees supplied with stationery. It was also his job to pick up the unused paper when the Conference was over. One morning in the Chateau Frontenac he found a piece of paper on which were boldly written the alternative dates for Dday, the number of troops and ships to be used, data on air cover.

Sergeant Major Couture rushed to his commanding officer. Major Charles Edward Gernaey, reported his find. Washington and London were informed....

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