Canada at War: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Out of the Arctic

The U.S. Army took another step in retreat from Canada's subArctic. To Winnipeg from Churchill, Manitoba's port on Hudson Bay, chugged a trainload of some 200 Army engineers, quartermasters, signal men and maintenance men. They had been holed up in dreary, chilly U.S. outposts in the far north for so long (some of them for two years) that they could be forgiven for chalking on the sides of their U.S. Pullmans: "Back To God's Country."

These men and others like them had gone into northern Canada in mid-summer 1942 to build and maintain...

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