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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta TliKSDAY, SKPTRMDKn 0, 1910 TIIK LETunnmr.E DAILY HEIULD. PAGE NINE Epic of Canadians in Northern Russia Months of Grim Fighting on the Dwina the uesl who hid under them. In Ibis wiy Ihe ucrjonnel was (he rery finest. The parly started (or Arcnainel (n September. 191S, and was Imnudlitely rushed dowu 200 miles south io the Trout ivhlch Ihe Bolsheviks wero then iinionio" .The Klopc 1'ariy I IhrcatcnlnB. On the way It shed two Klh llricadci o( Canadian Artil mall parties, ouo detached lor uuty Icrv which served undur Colonel I1. II. wilii tlic Railway autl one (or dutr near Solrlskor. The balanro ol tho Brigade (or duly with the Dwlna M'hervvor Ibey be scattered on their return all Canada shoulj know the epic of Iho Canadians who fought in Ilussb. A portion of sections uhich lor convenience sake was known ;is tlio Klono again CO pounders were broujlit down brer the anow nod Ico In March and April That gave the Artillery a of IS, MO yards as against a mnje ot yards which was all It could compass before. Nona the leu so perilataul and bold was the Dolshc vllra1 attacV that the little Force. which wag now under the command of Colonel Srnrrnanj compelled to I. Sharman. C.M.U., U.U.E., undir whose supervision It was re- crulte'l at Wltloy, Sharnlan's uiolbud u-as lo (be beat he coulil finil who had sfrvcJ unilLT liini In Fmnco. Thuy lu lurfl iiicbtd Youjknow fall back foot bj- foot flghllng every inch or the Condltious WCTQ very bad all round. The was bslow zero, aud com fort a practically nonexistent, hut the approach of spring and tba break up of Iho Ice threatened a peril which was worse than any discomfort. The break up of the Ice meant that It would release Iho Bolshevik Fleet then frozen in up-stream. Tho llolshevlfc fleet, which consisted ot various kinds of craft, Included Eomo rafts on which were mounted guns of a, calibre which would enable the enemy to eh el I tho Allied Force out of ltd as soon aa the liolshcrik vessels could get. under way- Down stream lo (he north Ihero was lying Ibe small British Fleet composed of monitors and river gun boats only too anxious to Join battle with the kE, but. (ho Ice breaking up- atream Inevitably enable the opposing Fleet lo get into action first. Canadian O Ulcer to leave the couotry ccoraledj and every Canadian Offl- bore away with htm from Huesla so me mark ol distinction. He also sent A through Iho 11: IE ad i- ;o the Canadian GoTtrnment cipress- Ing the heAlifoh gratitude of the Rus- sian Government- lor Iho Incomparable a; 6 Glance rendered to the Ilussfaa Cause by Canadian Artillery. The Brigade was also paraded he- fore Major-General Ironside, Comman- der-In-Chlel In Norih llussia. wbo in addition to rendcrins thaokj made the statement that the Canadian. Artillery had llruo and Expeditionary Force. saved Uio wholo orce. Tho business or Uie Cinadlin Arlll- Icry was lo hold n iralnl at Ihe Juncl- Ion ur Ibo Vaga and Uwlna (livers. This waa lie strategic uolnl which was the key ot tbn whole (Million. The Canadians went Blrdlghl Into action, and at Iho llmo Iho prospccls wcro ot tho brightest. The Bolsheviks wero well armed, aud they were also At no- time, even Including Iho Arlll'lcry, did tho Allied Force hcra number wore lhan whilo a very moderalo estimate o[ Ibe Bolsiovlks Iilaco'.their numhcrs 12.000. Alto- BClbef it was reckoned that 32.000 Uol- slicriba were opposed'.lo the Illllc North liusslan Kipcdillonary Forco under General Ironside, formerly G.S.O. 1, 4th Canadian Division. Tto Canadians had arrived only Just before tho wlnlor "frooiB and as It waa. held thai offensive tactics worn alwnt May 5. on which tele? tho Uie very serious needs [Bolsheviks threw shells into Ihe o( Ihe moment, the party pushed on to a point some 75 miles beyond Ihc June- Then from January until May one long rearguard action. The not only tad weight of numbers but weight or suns on their aide, noJ to save tho situation three obvious would come during that the the days tion. Because! we spring wheat direct from flic grind it here on Ilic prairies in our.magJ nificcnt modern we guaranlee'to: refund ilic full purchase and lOT'-addcd it after two bak-j Ings Robin Hood Flour dpcsjiotj thoroughly'suit you. Order Qfrw the Ire had not sufficiently melt- ed to enable tho British Fleet lo come up to the Allies' aid. The Ice broke, ar.i the crisis came d The CO pounders did work, and lo aomo extent chcclc- cil Ihe fire from Iho Bolshevik Fleet, but" Ihe crisis became slill greater whole o! the Russian Force which was ostensibly cupporllng Ihe Allies killed tlielr and went qYcr to Ibe enemy. This threw the flnnk or Colonel Sbannan's main position open to the and there was a very serious CAMERON FAM.S Onl, Sept. Vilh a bluo fly in his hat, his legs lo the knees, the Prince of Vales came In his fishing trip very Keen and lit. He vith during a stormy 12 yester- a hall and wind storm .truck the pamp. "Biggest hail stones ever cald one of the staff, while Ills'Royal Highness chuckled over the commotion which reigned in lamp when tree fell.