Canada releases Wolverine's declassified war record and journals for April Fool's Day

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Apr 4, 2016, 5:41 PM EDT

Not to be left out of All Fool's Day on Friday, Library and Archives Canada in Gatineau, Quebec, shared a major acquisition of the "declassified" journals and military records of Canadian supersoldier James "Logan" Howlett, aka Wolverine.  These illuminating findings include the official attestation paper, file photo of Logan in full lumberjack attire, and a summary from the pages of the future X-Man's personal notebooks.  Survey this vintage document from 1914 and be sure to light a candle on Wolverine's 134th birthday tomorrow, April 5.


Here's the press release prank encapsulating the major points revealed within Logan's military records:

Logan was born in 1882 in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, to wealthy landowner Elizabeth Howlett and her grounds-keeper Thomas Logan.

Logan’s journals provide valuable insight into his early life in Canada, including work as a miner in a British Columbia stone quarry, a fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company, and a homesteader in the Canadian Rockies. His military career spanned multiple conflicts, making his personnel records an unprecedented study in Canadian military history. Logan was gravely wounded in action many times, and gained a reputation as a gritty survivor.

  • Quick Facts:

* WWI: Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces (Devil's Brigade). Fought at Ypres in 1915. Wounded by a sword through the chest.

* WWII: Returned to the Devil’s Brigade in the Second World War, as an allied spy and paratrooper for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion during the Normandy landings on D-Day.

* Cold War: based in Ottawa and Calgary, worked for both CSIS and the CIA.

* Logan later changed his operative name to ‘Wolverine’, and worked with various NGOs.

(Via Library and Archives Canada)