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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
All Entries 1997 - 2002
All Entries 2002
Odds and Ends, Other Items Of Interest About Robert


Published by Webmaster on 07/21/2003 (35572 reads)
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1928: The Trail of '98 is released by MGM.

1929: The Service family moves south to the Riviera.

1929-1939: Robert and his family spend their time in idleness, traveling north to Brittany in the summers, Nice for the winters. Traveling to Scotland, Spain, North Africa. During this time he develops serious boils on his back that must be removed surgically.

1938 July: He travels to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Finland, and the U.S.S.R.

1939: Robert's book of piano, guitar, and ukulele songs, Twenty Bath-Tub Ballads is published.

1939 July: Robert return to Russia through Germany and Poland with the idea of writing a mystery novel. Travels throughout the U.S.S.R. for about 2 months.

1939 Sept. 1: Arrives in Warsaw, Poland on his way back to France at the outbreak of World War II. He travels through Latvia, Estonia, Stockholm,and England on his way home. By the time he reaches Nice, Poland has fallen.

1939: Emily, Robert's mother dies in Vancouver at the age of 84.

1940 Spring: Bar-Room Ballads is published. His first book of verse in 19 years.

1940 May: The Robert moves his family from Nice back to Brittany. The Blitzkrieg had begun.

1940 June 17: The Services leave behind all their possessions, board an English ship at St Malo and flee to Weymouth. When they arrive they are given a medical check-up, tagged, and deloused. From Weymouth they are entrained to London.

1940 July 26th: The Service's board the Canadian Pacific steamship Princess Helene heading for Montreal and arrive the 1st of August.

The Services travel to Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, and Vancouver.

1940 August: Robert take his first ride in an airplane from Vancouver to Whitehorse in the Yukon. He stays a few days and returns to Vancouver. (Perhaps not, In Mackay's biography he refers to Sheldon Luck flying Robert  back to the Yukon. Larry Bagnell found Sheldon Luck who is still living in B.C. , and he claims that Service never showed up for the Flight.)

1940 December: The family moves to Hollywood, California which will be their home for the next five years. While in Hollywood they travel to Vancouver every summer.

1940-1945: Service does some public speaking and seems to enjoy it.

1941 December: Robert appears as himself in The Spoilers with John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, and Randolph Scott. He speaks 27 words in a conversation with Dietrich. The film is release in 1942.

1942: For five months Robert travels all over California and the south-western states on tour of army camps.

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