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Publication: Winnipeg Free Press Wednesday, August 15, 1945

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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 15, 1945, Winnipeg, Manitoba                             FINAL EDITION Winnipeg Free Press VOL. PAGES. Sun rises 6.16; sun acts 20-47. Moon rises 14.18; moon Kit 24.ce.. WTNKIPEG. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, WARM Grenadiers' Crest. ANES ENDER Manitoba Remembers Grenadiers At Hong Kong THE people of Winnipeg and Manitoba knew what the Pacific war meant; 1 knew it perhaps better than any other section of Canada We knew it because of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, knew it because %f es fashioned a cruel and heavy blow which fell upon us on Christmas Day an far off 1941. None of us in Manitoba will ever forget that terrible Christmas for our heart was in Hong Kong with our Grenadiers, and parts of our heart have been there with them ever since. The Grenadiers were not alone. Beside them were the Royal Rifles .ol Montreal and regiments of British tro ops But because Winnipeg was much smaller than Montreal, the effect of the blow here was heavier It conscious always of the war in the Far East for we knew that until our were freed the war was not won. HEN the Japs struck at Pearl Harbor and Hong Kong, it became dear all too quickly that our Grenadiers were doomed; that they could fight on only in a cause that was lost, that they could not bo reinforced; that they could only stand and die, They stood and died. Their first battle was their last, and on Christ- s Day Hong Kong fell to the Japs. Then, for the survivors, came the march death Sto Jap prisoa camps, and the awful days that stretched rnfrnin- ably into awful months and years. Now those who have survived battle and Japanese comingLme and leaving behind them narrow rows of graves hich v. Hong forever a part of Canada. A LOST cause 1 No, the cause of freedom is never lost. Not jo long A free men form themselves into battalions and go to far-otf Una> to for Threat from Manitoba and Quebec to Hong Kong and to the e that f reedom' Hke PeaCG' 1S f make Grenadiers leave'for Hong j. IIJTCIJFFE must remain indivisible. led the Grenadiers at Hong   
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