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ZARN, George. Prairie Boys Afloat by the hired hand at Idlewood Farm, George Zarn. [High River, Alberta : George Zarn], (November 1979). First Edition. Pp. (1),2-260. Illustrated with many b&w photos in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt decoration to front board, gilt lettering to front board and spine, no text on jacket spine. Law 1527. George R. Zarn (b. 1914 - d. 1983, High River, Alberta). "Prairie boys on the lower deck played a big part in the '39-'45 North Atlantic War. It was the greatest experience of their lives... being hollered at by big burly instructors, having to learn which is t heir left and which is their right foot, how to sling a hammock and how to get in one without upsetting it. They saw for the first time those vast bodies of water, cruisers, corvettes, mine-sweepers, battleships, etc., and learned how to get up on the deck, to lean over the rail when they felt a meal coming up, also how to dress to stand the the cold and wet of a four-hourwatch at sea. 'Prairie Boys Afloat' tells all and George Zarn captures us again as he gives us a peek at the Navy with their pants down." - from the dustjacket. Chapters on HMCS Tecumseh, on Comox, Jericho Beach, HMCS PrinceRobert, Bermuda, the Clyde and Glasgow, Gibraltar, the Azores, Plymouth, B elfast, Naples, John Doe, Beards, Halifax (aka, Slackers, pp.124-128, with mention of the VE Day riots), Victor Wheeler [of HMCS Margaree], L.E. 'Ted'Weiser [of HMCS Margaree], Albert York 'Joe' Sutherland [d. June 1979, Pin cher Creek], Andy Munro, Dennis Dunn, George Kernaghan, Pat Kavanagh, Dick Liddell, Bill Kernaghan, Bill Fisher [from Turner Valley, Alberta], Jack Pickersgill, W.J. 'Bill' Angus, Colin Heseltine, Carl Jespersen, Jack Waddell, Jim Tupkal, Ken Bridgett [b. June 26, 1915], Harry Denning, Bob 'Alfalfa'Wallace, Don Armstrong, and Guy Studd. Mention of William H. Pugsley of Sa ints, Devils, and Ordinary Seamen on pp.15 and 107. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 40.00
Title: Prairie Boys Afloat. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: George Zarn, High River, AB, 1979,:
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