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Retired intelligence officer tracks down relics of Canadian military history

Harold Skaruup retired from the Canadian Forces this past summer. He grew up in a military family and spent 40 years of service in places from Cyprus, to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan, serving as a military intelligence officer. Now he's devoting his retirement to writing and recording military history. He tells Marc Montgomery about one of his current pursuits, tracking down First World War German artillery pieces that were distributed to towns and cities across Canada.

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