Canada: NOVA SCOTIA: David Loves Minnie

Men in uniform were a dime a dozen in Halifax during the war years. But for little Minnie Harnish, the meek, blonde daughter of a fisherman, there was only one who counted. He was a big (6 ft. 3 in.) Royal Marine named David Cecil Boyes. Minnie and David met at a party one, night in September 1944, when David had shore leave from H.M.S. Berwick. For Minnie it was love "at first sight." As for David, he loved her "more than the service."

When the Berwick sailed for home a few days after the party, her complement was minus a...

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