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100th anniversary of the arrival of the Canadian Forestry Corps in France

from CMEA

During the Great War, the forestry troops of the Canadian Expeditionary Force were formed and developed from independent units into an independent corps: The Canadian Forestry Corps. Early during WWI, Britain appreciated that it could not sustain is annual imports of some 12 million tons of lumber when so much of their shipping was necessary to support the other needs of the Expeditionary Force on the Continent. By the end of 1915, the Royal Engineers had begun timber operations in France in the Forest of Nieppe. There were two Canadian forestry parties working on the Continent in 1915. more

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