Canada at War: Deserter Hunt

The snow was 3 to 5 ft. deep, and the drifts were deeper. Even on snowshoes, it was an arduous climb. But the three provost officers (military policemen) found what they wanted—a cabin, well up on Mt. McKay, overlooking Lake Superior, some 16 miles southwest of Fort William, Ont. The cabin, screened by a stand of pine and spruce, was obviously new, built of rough-hewn logs. Sergeant Ronald "Slim" Harrison approached cautiously, threw open the door.

Inside two young Army deserters were eating supper (they had trapped rabbits and had a well-stocked larder of...

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