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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta Dodging One of Jerry's-- ISSEISS..- IrMtt OlUa (1) icuth of ftoviifj .forward; IS) A patrol of ttv Beafortte on their way to mop up fWan (3) An officer cuing for young German Boiler singing _, (4) Dodgmgoneof GtfSL as to-day C6> Carrying the Ugnl (7) A German shell bunting near our men? who are advanciag towards V8) ftwwmy the rront-nhapmr ereryttos. (9) Attack sonta of Arras A tattM Cavalry wutmg to nm forward. I Y '_ Ttie TFOiitrJe -Hunters BV r- ROLANDXtiiLL Canadian War -Correspondent of the Construction troop have I Trouble-Hunter. A Western front Canada' way V I had their full share In the great vio I Uries since the Canadians first "went l.ver" on'August the coast I to Cambral they have fought.up be- 1 hind the Allies, with British, French, I American ana Beigiaus, have rebuilt I the shell torn roadbeds and strain- 1 tened'out the twisted rails Into work- I able lines take up suns and sup- I plies. They Bare built bridges across 1 the deep Canal dug-oat tanks I Irem mire of the Statpc Valley, I drawn the dangerous teeth of the booby traps cod mines the retreating JBocbe left as legacy, and otherwwe themselves mist I of eiKlnwring onita along th- battle I "perhaps their nneit .feat in shows was when a party into i thi been due into fwenty yard of I (roil not like constructing a jana track up into th.e air and continental, The, right of way IE railway troops inMreligited They by the fighting me a and th price Mrf ftf tlut embankment they cay is not In mone> The pen railway troops mMregie acrtoed eacu side of embanliment they pay Is not In moae> The pen claust, if ,tba lino not COD; uciea ana working on time Is dt three cu s miles found fifteen ss whicli 'they 'gently re' ;sir More they gently re -sirucieu ana -wording on lime is ai moved ana themselves fifty .feat. The Canadian Railway troors hai-d wmk. Generally the have never had to pay the forfeit. the they onets by saylilg WUM to see hew the IrttifcM ttat UaBw np themselves ine Lanaoian LIUUIS "work. Generally the have never had to pay the forfeit. i't too! them, for. one .of From the little battalion of experts p "trouble hunters'" jobs that went out In the early days of cioA-ln'r nf and the 'war under Coionel Ramsey, tfie hours hard Bocbe doesn' the verfiatllp as been the desk-Ink and lugouts of traps. 'When the Belgians broke across he 1 six Kiver and- threw back the Huns towards Ostand.the Canadian tailway troops were ln_evidence too. ?or many months some of. Col. llen'cy's Canadian Paclfle track and. bridge gangs, had been laboring for this Their diving outfits had been working almost' in" No Man's land, putting in concrete1 foundations or river bed: At Duaklrk they collected and constructed them to fit lite 1 off be 'war under Coionel Ramsey, tfle ,'anadlan PacMc; engineer, Canada's Hallway troo'ps have grown to the equivalent of. five Each unit its experts and there has never been a job refused, Ther raided No Man's land and stote.. of rails flermans thought-were quite safe March ret witb macbiue guns- wiu- rades rushed guns and rolling stock away The> destroyed the miles of track they had built pereu the eat my It Is all In th- days work for tic ltrcnble huntera.1 wilf Camtral la the at Hosints. iu Tin rn. on etch I tor tte imllway the llwa Iterlal they could tkey Li I teriai incy couiu I an olo Stuttgart efglne aid Bred tier I up and then they hauled ,the big son I two miles into a deep cutting aid hanaed it over to a Canadian gunnery _________________________ That night it ww cropping Its said.the young offlier who had charge of the slunl. I The big double line I Atnleos to Chaulnts and the branclie la Ham were recajrei I Isf rebord "time, although the "Qer I mans had blown up every switch an I wrecked allthebrldt- I Tbe Ursl gangs tore in one line I med the material from to wake I track.- a regular. offlcerpf the How n. Ihe Infantry that Dp with .the rielsUts work- rtMr tot frtm Torbnt. There mi In loilow ..ny. r.- Rollers, one iif'the Oermins mala toin barth that ran right (brOTgh the Ull- old r Inters ttmcosltd (te ombaakmcnt Some of them during the March retreat fought tJie Huns back with machine guns whllo-lheir 'com they started out prepared to a like imiB ajiifa wmcbb who ajied bin) wiat So wan the colonel It Is mst Important In shirt sleeves The staff officer suggested that the any 'divers In thciribattaUop wanted 'mpertal' offietr Canada :W.hnd How tBey started out bolts" and plates In place. Already I do anything Is best told a loaded on big Colonel RamsSr-treletej The nne ij wi wnufaO slran- Ing tJie tnrbulcnt "le heaviest gua< 'into ttat DJ! lalUlloo llneifor tie aw have rail- way JJne strctchins'jls way owaHs Osiend' tS4 same arci'there'Is'S'fWle band of the way Construction Corns. For 'months, since the original .tatuilon went south lo the Jlarne, Itiey have been bulld'rig railway spurs for the bis British naval guns' that hammer away at the Germans. They, hulld the concrcie foundaflona for the mon- ger fifteen Inch and when, one nosl- (toii1.becomes- to'warta they (old the big tncs, wclghlns'kores of'tons, on ImcXi and another position. Tiey started as an experiment, New the Canadian comma-id allows them 10 on at at .he refluest of the Brit Some of haw ;