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Sunday, February 5, 2023
Peeling potatoes at Niagara Camp, Second World War
David Seitz and Bill O’Brien peel potatoes for the troops at Niagara Camp in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Supplied

This photograph features David Seitz and Bill O’Brien peeling potatoes for the troops at Niagara Camp here in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Here I thought peeling potatoes for my Irish brood was exhausting. Imagine peeling potatoes for hundreds of soldiers!

The food at camp was made on-site and consisted of wholesome meals.

Stews or soups were made to use up any leftovers. Even the peels from David and Bill’s hard work were incorporated into the meals, according to one oral history. Waste not, want not as they say.

Soldiers experiencing rigorous training would be ready to scarf down anything put in front of them.

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