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By Kathleen Winter

In 1968, into the gorgeous, spare setting of distant coastal Labrador, a mysterious baby is born: a child who seems to be neither absolutely boy nor lady, yet either instantly. simply 3 everyone is aware of the key - the baby's mom and dad, Jacinta and Treadway, and a relied on neighbour, Thomasina. jointly the adults make a tough selection: to elevate the kid as a boy named Wayne. yet as Wayne grows to maturity in the hyper-masculine looking tradition of his father, his shadow-self - a lady he thinks of as "Annabel"- isn't fullyyt extinguished, and certainly is secretly nurtured by way of the ladies in his lifestyles.

Haunting and sweeping in scope, Annabel is a compelling story approximately one person's fight to find the reality in a tradition that shuns contradiction.

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CougWin was a feature cartoonist in the Canadian Arm's paper, The Maple Leaf. (Bing CougWin, Herbie (Toronto: 1946) p. ) OPPOSITE: Total war was financed by heavy wartime taxes and by borrowing excess spending-power from Canadians, who were earning more than most had dreame,d possible in the dreary Depression years. French Canadians, like English Canadians, were urged to back their fighting men with Victory Bonds. (PA72-S036/Public Archives Canada) OVERLEAF: Historians often portray Montgomery as a cautious general with an excessively prickly ego.

D-Day was a triumph, but Canadians had paid for their success in blood. By the night ofJune 8, the three British and Canadian beaches had linked up with Utah to the east. The invasion was, all told, a major Allied success. The British and Canadians had landed more than 75,000 troops and the Americans about 57,500 from the sea, and an additional 23,400 paratroops from the air. The Allies had put almost 6,000 vehicles ashore, including 900 tanks and armoured vehicles, and some 600 guns. And they had landed 4,000 tons of supplies.

On Gold Beach, the 50th British Division got ashore without too many problems, although German strongpoints caused casualties. Nonetheless, by nightfall Juno and Gold had linked up. On Sword the British 3rd Division, a veteran regular army formation, had landed readily enough, but the division failed to capture the Norman city of Caen, its D-Day objective, and had to fend off a weak German panzer counter-attack in the late afternoon. Still, Sword Beach was secure and the troops were well inland.

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