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Canadian troops constructing a bridge across Canal-du-Nord, September 1918.
More than at any other time during the First World War, the particular skills of engineer brigades were solicited. These specialized units were rapidly deployed, often working under machine-gun fire to make the canals passable by building vital bridges and pontoons for artillery troops and floating foot bridges over water-filled portions of the canal.

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Canada. Department of National Defence Collection 1964-114

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