Leave and Leisure 2

After praising the swimming available in those boundary rivers, the 60th Battery’s historian continued:

The Petewawa [sic] and Chalk Rivers were not an unmixed blessing; forming as they did the boundary of the Camp, the further banks were out of bounds, and anyone found there ran the risk of official displeasure and punishment. (1)

8 French leave via the boom, Petawawa

This photograph, from Percy’s small album, is entitled: “French leave via the boom, Petawawa.” The risk of “official displeasure and punishment” was insufficient, apparently, to deter the occasional escape without leave.

(1) 60th C.F.A. Battery Book, 1916-1919.[1919]. 14

Copyright 2016. See “More about this project.”

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