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100 Years Ago: Tobacco for Our Soldiers

The Intelligencer June 16, 1915 (page 1)

“Tobacco For Our Soldiers At The Front. Intelligencer Readers Asked to Contribute Small Sums to Help Cheer the Boys. Numerous requests from the boys at the front for tobacco and cigarettes have reached Canada, and it is plain from their letters that they greatly enjoy the soothing weed, when not actually engaged in warfare.

We propose to open a special fund for small contributions, for the purpose of providing Canadians at the front with tobacco, cigarettes and chewing gum, and will undertake to despatch the articles purchased to France. All contributions forwarded to us, however small, will be acknowledged in these columns.”