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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta -5.-T'.. Festivities at Jaffa on the birthday (2) Camel Transport Corps Work (3) The best of the selected stock camels. (4) Observers at their post. (5) Prisoners receiving kindly treatment at the hands of their captors. (6) Sandbag defences on the coast'at front lino. (7) Indian troops bringing in their prisoners after action. (8) Sikh Pioneers removing the growth in the water on the banks of a river to exterminate the malaria which it breeds there, f K erc.p.ft FAMOU By. ROLAND HILL Fprmer Official Canadian War Correspondent BATTLE FIELDS UK German line in France and I Belgium from tbe Channel southwards lo Peronno and Hani lias been swept backward in the wonderful fighting ot the last few weeks. The undulating barrier winch on their FGCtton British and Canadian troop3 have now complete- ly broken will never again rear it- self as a menace to divide the forces of Britain and The coveted Channel ports arc safe and It is al- c most certain that Iho Germans will Piles of blistered stone and ironwork mark tbe old Flemish graveyards where well-known bat- talions made their stand. In Ypres itself the ruins can be marked for v.'hui they were. The asylum thousands of wounded and grassed Canadians wore tended in tiioso heart-rending days of April, 1915, is still there and the barracks can OR traced by its heavy brick walls. Tho ramparts, Vauban's strong fort built e an- ada has shed her best blood will from now on be inviolate. Carman guns will never again pound the ruins of Ypres and and Cour- celelte and the brave Canadians who lie in tbe shadows of Ihesc monu- warfare, day.1? and other kinds are still standing in de- never again lie able to strike at any church, tie landmark that meant comparative safety In those auxioiis days ot J915, and the station where scores train, are badly damaged but sllll proudly in evi- to the fallen will rest Jn deuce, their battle scars making tnem The little graverarda among hook wonderfully dignified. Foper- ITJC poppy fields of Inlanders, somelinghe, (ho har-PJ" bunting ground ot of them unhappily torn by enoiny I the lucky battalions in rest, shell shells In tnls last Great fight, will! torn lint ije salvcil for already be Mknt and at peace. Now and; the Flemish shop keepers and the apatn some will steal ha ok arc flicking Further to the south Hallleul and and llazebrouk are TO find the rcstinp place of some friend: (.he kind old padres "will visit, .-n ami uarcunMm n.o and tend the little white cresses: hut and Hie old hotels ami t-at- tho thunder of the Ihat drum-ling places whore officers and men met! the great funeral march when -found rbanrc from rations in French those Canadian latis were laid to rest i dinners whc-n out for brief rests arc will for the rest ot the war be but i optimistically replacing their boarded distant echoes. The great victories win flown with stass. Uaisicul Is the nf these weeks have paved [worse for wear. The old srjuaro that those who had to stay at home- i tower of the. HotDl do Vilie has he en In Canada may see when war Is dnne, j shattered. The big hostel, which al- ways was "01; l nf hound A for Troops'" lias Itnon burnprl by accl- dent or rlc-dlfii during German oc- cupation. The nation a mass of twister! sleel and shattered glass but already the French engineers Arcs at work anO joim the leave train be running as of month and St. Julian where in IMfi (.'annda "suved the arc mere rnbhles of brick and stone. Along the mnto road ibnt runs out from Yprcs'there aro little flusters of Canadian graven that have marvellously survived Ihc ry- work anO the leave tniins will clones war that hive swept by be running as of n them. on (he mangled distorted suffered ifinsi; AT- hiphway which runs to ranchacn- is KicHy mauled f'j" dale tliore aro liltlft group? ot (Vma- Its groat Jacifrie.'. blown up flnn flian graves where those who ;i.c-ro IB ptill [he tick- fell In (hat first ?rcat flghl haveily smell of jioljon heen joined whoj Aroimd historic Vhny the (Irr- dicil two years later fn trying nnaiia arc prf'.'pr.U hack hut' slis illy of the strong Cerrnnn poaitfon whicli Jas yet but from Uethiimc to tnil'rcJ was BRalti a menace to Vprc.'. j Arraa, thosa tittle towns t'nat 1 jvo In many places arrmnrt thfl his-! been the Imppy huntrnn for lins fccon won back from the ot the -largest OeruiJii puna. The ie, well-tended plcta (hat mark the graveynrdR of scores Tho Cathcdrol at but the historic, points ate still to! Motor Machine Brig J-" uo trac-ed. The original tanks! history. Outafdc ot Amiens, (hat hcljicrt the Canadiana in their! in Hoye and Nestle, even to Noyon onslaught agninst what there are clusters of graves, still of Canniiian battalions around Sou-1 ivas thougbt an iinpregnable there and respected by Iho Huns, r, side by with iboae ]touc.e" and "Cretae; vrhere gallant men (rom (Vicada who fell at the first great i do Men the" ate stIU there, TNc' have been buried. -They aro lar assault of th': v.-iil never agit'n suKar refinc-ry ia by ita i from Hielt who sleep in t... ii.._ ?rent twisted glrficra Flanders around Can- strctc.he-j of wire nml wec.d-en- j adian Corps won llielr other preat laitgloil ditchf will tell jou whore [victories, hut thero la OCR trl- the blornly XoJlcrn Ketloubt to them loo, that binds them ibo (Jlslurbo-J tiy I'nm j Utforc Al'o.Tt rr; Uic line lias li-jcn ivil'Ml loo. 'At IM IVHs'illti Miil .'loiunlct Farm are EC of v'nlto wrPc'od from the I'msrlan Guorda. [with bonds of hravery. They aleo under which siiep Hapuinc is smashed i from Cnr.Tl.1. All Hen-! I'croiinn They arc shflsr wreck- rosil >ou r.crosn of war through whirl) Ihc traf- :inlil rc.ich has r.f'l hr.arcil ihf was then Canada's greatest victory, ills advance- f-om1 f'jcll o'jlflcrr.'od 3 rroj.3 lltllo plMs. srn ofi by'. of -3ic nrn trcnclKv, hnte been respected hy thn enemy, Courcellcle Is a grass grown rule The v tin winds ancifl lo the fighUng line many miles away. There Is a firayir.ono of thfi ot Yprca ,about (lien i-nt they slanrt ml Soiithuonl i tnorc aro Itttlo devastation. the Somme ih-i rlr.y." General Goumud, now smi'.slilns the ensru7 in the ChajTipAsnc, told, tboss' It in lines who survived French orders: "Tito Canadians 1 day.'' fought with them have ns carefylly tended these graves as they their own. They arc there and hRxlfitsltho bravtat o( Franco and aEatu In an. cavalry and; the I Allied ground- ;