| Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1985-35-8|
Copyright: Government of Canada
"THERE WILL BE NO BROTHELS. NO BROTHELS PERIOD. NO BROTHELS OF ANY KIND, OPENED ANYWHERE IN THE EIGHTH ARMY AREA" (Vokes, My Story, 127)
|Chris Vokes. Department of National Defence|
"Brigadier, we are all set to open tomorrow at ten o'clock. I have never seen so many enthusiastic girls in my life... the madame, and the pimp and the girls...! GEE! And we want you to come down and cut the tape. Everything is organized. Everything is going to be first class!"
Vokes broke the bad news. There was to be no brothel. Taffy was much dejected.
"My God, sir," he said. "Those whores will cut my throat!"
Vokes replied, "Well, perhaps so, Taffy. Before that happens try paying them off."
Reportedly the women, (imported from Catania for the purposes), accepted the offer of 100 Lire each (the madame got 500 and the pimp 300). Poor "Taffy" survived the great brothel incident of 1943 with his neck intact.
| Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1985-35-7|
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