A 2013 post on the online auction site WorthPoint.com includes what seems to be an excerpt from Barry D. Rowland's 1987 book, The Maple Leaf Forever: The Story of Canada's Foremost Armed Forces Newspaper, which gives a nice overview of the paper's history and is definitely being added to my reading list:
“Captain MacFarlane, I want you to set up a newspaper for the Canadian Army,” said Lieutenant-Colonel R.S. (Dick) Malone, director of Public Relations for 1st Canadian Infantry Division during the Italian Campaign in November 1943.
|This page shows how the paper was assembled like a scrapbook, with numerous photos seemingly pasted together on one page|
|Of course, it is not without its pinups! This page includes the beautiful Esther Williams|
|"Here's to You, Canucks!"|
|Even General Montgomery read The Maple Leaf!|
Delany (@DLeitchHistory on Twitter)