Canada at War: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Radium City


A tiny, ugly collection of frame bunkhouses and mills squats forlornly on the shore of remote Great Bear Lake, in Canada's Northwest Territories. It is 1,400 miles north of the nearest railhead (at Waterways, Alberta), and 26 miles south of the Arctic Circle, in a part of the continent bleak with long, cold winter nights. The village has no official name, but it is sometimes called Radium City. Last week it suddenly found itself part of an all but incredible world drama, for under its fir-bearded slopes lies the...

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