CANADA: The Vigil

In the bustling rotunda of London's King's Cross station, a stocky, grim-faced little man strode briskly through the hurrying crowds this week, peering at the passing faces through horn-rimmed glasses. A few old hands at the station nodded recognition, and the word, went around: "Mr. Sutherland is back again." John L. Sutherland, 70, a Vancouver cement contractor, was back at King's Cross for the sixth time looking for his son, who is officially reported dead.

Sutherland's search began almost five years after his flyer son Wilfred, 25, shot down over Holland, was reported killed in action. During a London visit,...

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