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Based on an idea put forth by Brigadier Snow of the 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade, Snow Haven was a rest camp for use by his troops after every three days spent in the line. Located near Fornelli, Italy, approximately 40 miles behind the front, men were transported to the camp by truck where they could take a hot shower, do laundry, write home, play ball or just relax without having to hide from enemy eyes.

This section contains three photos pertaining to the Cape Breton Highlanders at Snow Haven Rest Camp.

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Group of Cape Breton Highlanders

Snow Haven Rest Camp

Near Fornelli, Italy

May 2, 1944

A group of Cape Breton Highlanders who had formed a scrub team for some inter-regiment baseball.

In the front row, left to right, are Pte. R.H. Meyers from Glace Bay, NS; Pte. F. Poirier from Inverness, NS; Sgt. J.W. MacAulay from Cardigan, PEI; and Pte. Joseph Viva from Sydney Mines, NS.

In the back row, left to right, are Pte. E.I. MacKinnon from Sydney Mines, NS; Pte. M.E. Ross from Stoney Island, NS; Pte. Pat Eagle Child from Cardston, Alberta; Pte. H.R. Smith from Yarmouth, NS; and Cpl. Thomas (Tommy) Peddle from Sydney Mines, NS.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-2 (3-8.2)
Image Information:  Scan of photo
Source:  Library and Archives Canada PA-135902
 


Group of Cape Breton Highlanders

Snow Haven Rest Camp

Near Fornelli, Italy

May 2, 1944

Pte. W.J. Crumb from Oshawa, Ontario, Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps, who was with the 5th Mobile Bath, starts the heater that warms the water for showers. Standing, left to right, are Cape Breton Highlanders Pte. V.A. Keddy from Yarmouth, NS; Pte. L.E. Lutwick from Sydney Mines, NS; Pte. J.B. Arsenault from Wellington, PEI; and Pte. Fred Sampson from L'Ardoise, NS. Behind the men is the Volturno River.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-2 (3-10.2)
Image Information:  Scan of photo
Source:  Library and Archives Canada PA-180305
 


Pte. Fred Sampson

Cape Breton Highlanders

Snow Haven Rest Camp

Near Fornelli, Italy

May 2, 1944

Pte. Fred Sampson from L'Ardoise, Richmond County, Cape Breton, shaves on the bank of the Volturno River.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-2 (3-9.2)
Image Information:  Scan of photo
Source:  Library and Archives Canada PA-180302
 

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