MacCormack, Ivan "Alkie"
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This interview is with Ivan "Alkie" MacCormack of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Alkie begins by telling the origin of his nickname. He then talks about playing baseball, Lefty McAleer, and the longest game. He goes on to tell about his service in Italy and Holland during WWII and meeting up with his brother Ken and Lefty in WWII. Alkie then talks about work and what Charlottetown was like after the war, his family, and working on a fox ranch as a teenager. He then tells about liquor and rum running, old factories, and the Depression. He returns to the topic of baseball, and mentions foul language and lack of respect nowadays. He mentions the Ghiz family and other Lebanese immigrants, and finishes by talking about his personal life and what he would change if he could do it all over again.
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Charlottetown, PE; Cassino, Italy; Marseilles, France; Newfoundland; Southport, PE
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WWII, 1937, 1946, 1943, 1945, 1939, 1944, 1938, 1951, 1960, 1948
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