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Canadian Army Newsreel No. 87

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87.1 Canadian Named Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Grasett takes over as the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, one of the recently liberated Channel Islands; he and his family are greeted by the attorney general, the harbour master, and a guard of honour drawn from the 620th Royal Artillery; Grasset is invested at the Town Hall; he examines defensive positions; his new home. 87.2 Eskimo Inn The Eskimo Inn ice cream bar is opened in Oldenburg, Germany by the Canadian Auxiliary Services Catering Pool; men make ice cream; the shop is opened; customers are served ice cream and pop. 87.3 Highlights in the News Mayor Major General Bertram Meryl Hoffmeister gives annuities to Victoria Cross winners Major John Mahony and Private Ernest A. Smokey Smith in New Westminster, B.C. A bus service is set up in Utrecht, Holland using army transport trucks. Near Ypres, Belgium people hold a carnival for the troops; soldiers are reunited with their friends; fun at a carnival; beer tent. In Surrey, England, troops of the Royal Canadian Signals parade at former signals reinforcement unit; Major General Weeks presides at the unveiling of a cairn dedicated to the memory of signalmen killed in action. 87.4 Spruce Bud Worm Blitzed Specimens of the Spruce Bud Worm are gathered in the forest of Northern Quebec by the Field Units of the Dominion and U.S. Entomological Service; smoke generators; a plane loads up with D.D.T., a pesticide; workers lay out a tarp at the base of a tree to catch dead worms; planes spray the pesticide. 87.5 Antwerp Horse Show A gymkhana and horse meet takes place at a park in Antwerp, Belgium; jumping in an arena; guard dogs go over the course; a pillow fight on horseback; a musical ride. 87.6 C.W.A.C. Sports Meet At the Aldershot Sports Stadium in England, an army track and field staged by the Canadian Women’s Army Corps meet takes place; 50 yard dash; the high jump; the long jump; a sack race; a relay race; a tug of war; a potato race; a softball game; prize ceremonies; Doris “PeeWee” Mallard gets a prize for best individual performance. To order the complete six DVD set of The Canadian Army Newsreels, please visit http://www.waramps.ca/military/canr.html.