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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta t Bfft 1 French navy lowering1 away a target from a battli most of whom were accounted fot Iky the OpWH 3 Italian armoured train of naval guns cleared ftf lot 5 A buy ettaf at a 6 on the who II at and Joined the in Be hi 7 Canadians blaefng building OH their 8 Saivaticu Army girls making piCi fef tkt BMK Jft tig I I HM tUfiki if Oattat dn Word were ntndded with Oerman tnachttit re are two exanining one of the 4 Defying the Oases and mvatard sheila have no terrors aitaaotd dreesing ttatioo in the German Was before the war Industrial Agetit of the tbe lultaa for raloor by the King of D M board a French D LAND Otiicial Photo Copynytil ISffeesK an Otiicial Photo Copyright 7 V x 4 Inlttk VICTORIAS aiFT TO CANADA By ROLAND iVyfJ T w OBNERAt felR ARTHUR HAT is the secret of then officer and during those daya General Sir Arthur the competition between the regular British garrison at Esquimau and the colonists was very victory not always going to the regu lar His period with the ar tillery at an the future corps commander continued with the In becoming colonel of a newly raised Highland In the call to war came and imme diately Currie entrained at Vancou verwith his kilties for When the Canadian army was under going its flital training at Salisbury Plain Currie made a brigadier and when the First Division went to success It IB a question asked everywhere but in the Canadian corps an swer would be one of simple blind Ho has failed never lee the fighting men of the maple leaf Their answer would be Be cause he is the corps commander and we know him ant he knows hes Perhaps the latter point is one that should come While we are all longing to get back to our homeland we want no talk of peace until we have The sacrifices already made must no be Plglit it out and win France his brigade was regarded as we must If e stick to it and if each one here ana jn all the Empire does one of the finest In the There was much talk of th Cana hlm a five days whad con solidated ourselves on the ridge and the Germans were flounder ing in the mud instead of In the recent victorious Amieup show the Canadian commander proved himself resoucefiil and dur Imperial General Staffofficers must have held their brnath for hours after our first successful wave but they knew Currie and the Caua dlans had hours Currie s two Canadian Divi sions absolutely in the They drove nearly ten miles Into the German The corps on the left had been held up by the winding valley of tae Somme where the Ger mans fought The French were to have joined up on the his That Is part of a letter idians lack of discipline but no reflecright flank were also Tr General Currie recently wrote to a tions were cast on Curries the staff watching progress of the Currie is the samtibattle by map at General Headqtmr living ttie little place that his 41 id diesex It ia a side light on Outside the charmed circle of the corps there are critical some of them perhaps have reaton to be en vious who give you other reasons for General Curries I once ask1 His conversation is and restrain ed a British general who stands He doesnt waste words and first under all His giant figure jtera it looked as if the German seems almost boyish as he greets you would drive through and cut off the With a genial smile which lights up But they trusted iu Cur a face that Is almost Hejries The com is so well proportionti ou do not no tice how he you stand alongside him arid look up at military councils and who had praising and his answer 1 the real reason Currie has made war a He has Rliing the millstones of mili tary tradition overboard and runs the Canadian army on business is tlie managing His wort ing capital a thai ot thousands of Canadian lives entrusted to his He carefully watches his expenditure and mentally keeps a profit ana loss account cf each He can proudly say his balance sheet bas a loss aad his dividends have been many and the Hlnden buri Lino To thU 1 would add that he has even In the darkest looked tlio Hun a a superman of He ocai superior to brains the Impressions are that he is He has serene confidence in the abil ity of his offlcew and men to do any thing be of He trusts them far more than any Imperial commander even his staff and that trust has iever been he will tell you It has helped to make him the idol of the There is another side to him that some havn found to their He Is not an easy man if there is trace of slackness or unpardonable In eoveia cases hj has shown that ho can frown on and punish severely More than one battalion that now has a famous place in Cana dlan history has been in the adow of that stern side of the corps com but oven they would acknow ledge that Currie holds the wonderful secret of without heroic thought ot the Teuton the best there Is in thosn under that the chivalry bo1 whether a brigade or divisional commander or subaltern and ser In modern military tactics Genera Currie is regarded as a remarkable find and more than once he has been called Into the co cils of the High not to Msist working out some little scheme the anadiant might be used but M help some problem OB in In Italy or At Paiwiieri daele he the whole Imperial plan of attack and regrouped the British artillery to suit his own lie stipulated for a free band and declared the Canadians hind the Canadian fighting man en him with more braverv than even tlie old lighting stocU of Ger Not many years for Curr rle is now only tliu corps comman der used to drill his schoolmates in his sleepy little home At eigh teen ho out Wnst and taught for H vhllu in thn email village school at on Vancouver Sol was always his but te iittlo thought to che book side iii tlio military game and dnvoted to drill and Later when lie went Into buolnezs for nlm in real estate and liisuranre In kiut up the yirs he served as tn fnvlaoi avtlUsvy at Cunadlan Urgl tat mander had reckoned on sucu a con ditlon but he knew that delay would be and along the rlgtit flann patrolling the main roads and ridinp across the fields were the Canadian Motor Machine guns and dian practically the firs I timft working the It wasnt by accident they ere there and the first demonstration the GUI mans made against the flank was badly beaten that Currie spread out his flhtliip men like a fan and by attacking the Huns In their helped the French and British to make headway acil join When the German lino taken and Currie searched for an advanced place to put the corps staff there wn a village which had been German regimental headquarters svliicli seem ed Not said Thats just where the Huns would us to He went miles further ahead and into an old quarry where the German dead showed Krapkically there had been a terrific You couldnt find it without a minute search and I helped more than one Imperial officer to the But it was an Ideal place whore tents could be pitched during the hot August and in daytime you could climb the ridge and see miles of the battle field The Huns shelled their old quarters night and day little thinking they had been General Currie Is a blK physically and What will be future after the Them are many lu the ami who predict he will be heard from In the peaceful years that are He has made himself a warrior would the vital position celebrity among celebrities ot of a twelve days oiher but his calculating mlml will and a war had been attem Ing to win the Currie aald it would takt Itself to peaceful pursuits tho time IP f ;