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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Endless Movement of Troops Goes on Day and Night in France A portion of one of our timber yards at the front. The timber is all cut up in these yards to meet all requirements. * -Photo by Courtesy of C. P. P. On the British Western Front in France.-Troops on their way vm to the line ! approaching the road to Polderhoek. -Photo by Courtesy of C. P. n. The Battle of the Kidges.-Telegraph wire going up for no , man's land. Signallers on the way to establish communications. -Photo Courtesy of C. P. li.i Going up to the "Attack aFZonnebeke.-Welsh troops behaved magnificently at the storming of this village. -Photo by Courtesy of C. P. [i. A shipbuilding yard in British Columbia. Battle of Flanders.-A letter home. -Photo by Courtesy of V. P. R. SHIPBUILDING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA If history can be relied upon it ia just ono hundred years since the first ship was built on the Pacific Coast or Canada. A century and a quarter passed without bringing the industry to any immense proportions, but within the iast few years shipbuilding has advanced in British Columbia as if by magic. In the suzmner-of l!)ll> there was one ship, to be valued at half a million dollars, in process of construction in the province. At present the industry represents an investment of S;!it,000,OOi>. Xine large vessels, the product of British Columbian enterprise, are now sailing the sea?, and thirty-three others, six cf which are of steel construction, are either being built or have been contracted for. The incentives for these gigantic strides in Britisl Columbian shipbuilding have been the demand for ocean tonuage created by the German submarines, and the many extraordinary fatilit it o which the geographical situation of British Columbia and her forest re-sorts offer for the ship-bi.iiding trade. Jt was for these reason.-; thai tile Imperial Munitions Boi'.rd selected British Columbia to build i wenty-Iive vessels. British Coiiimbiau shipbuilding is carried on mainly at Vancouver and Victoria, but N'tiv WeBtminstov lias a yard of considerable proportions at Poplar Island, where four of the ships ordered by the .Munitions Board are being constricted. The class:'.', of ships being built are divided into schooners and steamers. The majority are built mainly of wood, but several are made principally of steel. At present the shipyards of Victoria, Vancouver, and New Westminster are engaged in building fifty of these vessels, which will have a gross tonnage of IlC.'jsO, and a deadweight capacity of IS.",1)00 ton;;. The cost of the material alone, that must be applied for the completion of these 'fillips is estimated at S1,?4M>,00