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  • Date is exactly "1915 - 1932"

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One would never think, to judge from the smiling faces of these men in this little German village, that but a few weeks before they were at death grips with the Germans in the Argonne. Yet such was their nature—if to fight, they fought like devils…

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These men are symbols of the power of the United States and its Allies. When, by the terms of the armistice, bridgeheads at Mainz, (mi'nts) Koblenz and Cologne fell into our hands and those of our allies, troops were sent to occupy them, the French…

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This is the famous 23d Infantry, 2nd Division, a regiment whose deeds in France have won it a great place in the heart of the American people. The regiment arrived in France in the fall of 1917. In the following March it was sent to trenches on the…

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America will never forget the Marines, "the first to land, the first to fight." We knew them to be picked men who would give a good account of themselves when they struck the foe. Our allies knew them only as a unit of the American Army until that…

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American troops, fully equipped, with banners flying, are marching through the streets of London on their way home from France. London is in holiday attire for the occasion flags fly, bright streamers stretch from pole to pole, applauding crowds…

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Ask any doughboy who was at the front what he thinks of the Salvation Army and he grows enthusiastic. Nothing but praise is to be heard from all. Other welfare organizations have their supporters and their critics, but everybody has a good word for…

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Fresh doughnuts hot from the oven ! A real treat for our boys. Not even chocolate pleased them more. See the gratified expression on their faces. Some chow ! Even the Y girls seem to be enjoying the occasion. And why should they not ? Anything and…

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Before us, on this beautiful horse presented by patriotic admirers, sits General Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American forces, "Black Jack" as the soldiers call him. General Pershing is a real soldier. He won victories because he would accept…

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To win victories by fighting such as that which cleared Belleau Wood of the Germans, and which held this section against all efforts of the enemy's best troops, costs men. Our view shows clearly what it cost to defeat the Germans in Belleau and…

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Here are some of the men who stopped the German in his tracks at Chateau-Thierry and held him like iron for thirty-six terrible days, who smashed his right flank at Soissons (Swa’ son’), drove him out of St. Mihiel, beat him from his famous…

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Our picture shows the deck of one of the giants of the United States Navy, the battleship Pennsylvania, one of the largest and most powerful battleships afloat. The Pennsylvania is modern in every particular and its armament and equipment are so…

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Well do these splendidly marching troops, swinging down 5th Avenue, deserve the applause of the thousands of New York men and women packed along the sidewalks and on the stands of the famous thoroughfare. For they are the sons of the Empire State…

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Never before in the world's history have two million troops, with supplies, munitions and equipment, been sent over so many miles of open sea with so few losses. When America entered the great World War, one of our great problems—probably the…

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Artillery and ammunition are the most important things used in the modern battle. The late war has shown wonderful developments in heavy artillery with its necessarily large projectiles and heavy powder charges. There were used in Europe, shells…

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Our coast fortifications are for the purpose of protecting coast cities, naval bases and other utilities from bombardment, of preventing the occupation of harbors by an enemy and of providing safe harbor for our fleet. For these purposes large…

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The present European war as brought forth unforeseen developments in ordnance. A great change has been made in this heavy artillery since even so recent a war as the Spanish American War. Some noticeable features are size, rapidity of fire and…

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We see here one of the "watch dogs" in the United States Navy. Upon this type of warship, and in fact upon the whole naval branch of the service, the American people placed their chief reliance during the trying time through which we have just…

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John P. Holland, a resident of Patterson, New Jersey, an Irishman by birth, built the first practical submarine. The submarines of all navies now follow the Holland idea but of course on much improved lines. The United States has 75 submarines, with…

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Here we have the privilege of meeting face to face three of the most distinguished men of the age, three men whose acts will influence the destinies of millions of men, of all races and of every clime—Clemenceau, President Wilson and Lloyd George.…

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We are looking at the magnificent chamber in which the Peace Treaty was signed. At the ornamental table in the foreground, with its bronze and gilt decorations, the German delegates in silence and in bitterness of spirit affixed their names to the…

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One of the picturesque features of the ceremony attending the signing of the Peace Treaty was the presence of a portion of the Guard Republicaine in their picturesque uniform. This organization dates back to the time of the French Revolution, and…

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This marvelous palace is one of the sights of Europe. Tourists who visit France inevitably go to Versailles, where the gay court of Louis XIV disported itself in prodigal magnificence in bygone days. Versailles is a city of considerable importance,…

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On this great day Paris was almost delirious with joy and pride. The terrible war which had strained the resources and taxed the spirit of France almost to the limit had ended in glorious victory ; the dreaded enemy beyond the Rhine whose threats and…

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These gallant men are in their native country again after travels and adventures almost as wonderful as those of Xenaphon's wow Greeks. Prisoners of war in Russia, they banded together for self-protection and organized themselves into an army after…

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Here come the Sons of Britain, bands playing, banners flying to the breeze. They have come to France to fight, to stand beside their ancient enemy in battle against a common foe. Heroic France welcomes these soldiers with open arms. Her citizens…

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Here is London, metropolis of the world, with Trafalgar Square and the stately monument to Lord Nelson in its center. Here are English people, men, women and children, lining the sidewalks, most of the men with bared heads in fine appreciation of the…

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Here, reduced to scrap iron, lies what is left of one of the Kaiser's sea pirates. Who shall tell how many ships she sunk ; how many human beings she sent to the bottom of the sea! The bones of 50,000 men, women and children lie bleaching on the…

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There is little in the peaceful scene before us to recall the terrible tragedy enacted on this very spot in August, 1914. Here, in that fateful month, 116 citizens of Dinant were pitilessly massacred by German soldiers acting under the command of…

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Cardinal Mercier (mer'sya’), prince and prelate, fearless soul whom the Germans could not bend, is speaking in the cathedral at martyred Dinant. Throughout the war his voice was raised in protest against the crimes which Germany perpetrated in…

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Towards the close of June, 1919, President Wilson and Mrs. Wilson left Paris to visit Belgium. King Albert and Queen Elizabeth met them at Adinkerke and the party proceeded to Brussels by automobile. Later, a visit was made to the devastated regions…

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Who has not heard of Lens, "the heart of the great coal region in northern France ?" Who has not read of the desperate battles there in 1915 and 1917, of the final evacuation by the Germans in October, 1918, when their whole line, from Germany to the…

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Before us is the celebrated Cathedral at Reims, one of the architectural glories of France. It was completed in the 14th century and its facade is considered one of the most perfect masterpieces of the Middle Ages. The interior is 450 feet long, 98…

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During the war the eyes of the world were centered on the battlefields of France. The superhuman achievements of the Italian army in the mountains round about Trent received but passing notice—battles fought on snow-clad peaks 10,000 feet above sea…

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"Mitrailleuse" is the French word for machine gun. The type used in the French army is the Hotchkiss. This weapon is operated by the powder gas of the successive explosions, each shot opening the breech, ejecting the empty cartridge and feeding in…

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Here we see French cavalry behind the lines, waiting the issue of an infantry attack. After the infantry has swarmed over hidden machine gun nests and thrown the enemy line into confusion, the cavalry follows up the attack and turns confusion into…

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France did not desire this terrible war. It was thrust upon her. In order to prevent even the appearance of provocation, French troops were ordered on July 30, 1914, to retire ten kilometers from the German frontier, surrendering important advantages…

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Here we have an American field radio outfit in operation ; science, the handmaiden of war. Cars of every type have been used, even as small as a three-quarter ton truck. And over ground which a car cannot cover, motorcycle outfits are run. The two…

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American soldiers on the Rhine! Half a century from now Germans will still talk of those irrepressible, incomprehensible American doughboys, who flooded into the Rhineland during the great war ; of these men who, though victorious, were not…

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For generations Verdun (ver'dun’) will be to the French nation a synonym for the most heroic courage, the most devoted patriotism. For five months, under a deluge of shot and shell, poison gas and liquid fire, impossible of adequate description by…

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The whole of Belleau Wood, as our view of a small part of it shows, looks as if it had been struck by a hurricane. And so it was, but the hurricane which tore this particular forest to pieces, smashing into kindling noble, century-old trees, tearing…

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The land shown in the picture has long been the site of a town. Originally it was a Roman camp, but in 730 a castle was built here by Charles Martel. Most medieval towns and cities began as little groups of houses in the shelter of some castle. By…

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The town of Chateau-Thierry lies on both banks of the Marne. This view, taken from the south side of the river, looks toward the city hall and the heights beyond. The bridge is in part a temporary structure with ruins of masonry at one end. The…

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You probably will not believe it, but this is what these men wear when they have on their full dress uniforms. They wear a scarlet tunic with garter, blue cuffs and collar, yellow shoulder cords and piping, blue trousers with a red stripe, a helmet…

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The Church of Notre Dame de Brebieres at Albert was built of brick and thus differed from most of the churches of France, which are usually built of stone. But it was a handsome structure and before the war attracted many visitors. Albert lies a few…

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This picture shows part of the most interesting section of Arras (a’ras’). Arras before the recent war was a city of about twenty thousand inhabitants. It had two spacious squares known as the Grande Place and the Petite Place. The houses facing…

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In this array of bayonetted rifles stretching as far as the eye can look, one sees the evidence of the spirit of militarism which animated all the imperialistic nations of Europe for many years before the World War. In this race for military…

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The present war has developed long range guns which can shoot distances undreamed of a few years ago. Most of these guns shoot at unseen targets miles and miles away. Scouting airplanes hover over the enemy's lines and, by noting the location of the…

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Trenches like these extend across France for 450 miles, from Switzerland to the North Sea. Two million soldiers hold them day and night. As trench warfare developed, caves were dug into the walls at intervals, lined with timber, roofed, floored,…

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Before us lie all that shot and shell have left of a peaceful village. The Germans have passed by ; they have left their mark. Church and dwelling are involved in common ruin. Even the trees are shattered and shell-torn. French soldiers are searching…

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On May 14, 1917, the United States set in motion a plan for swiftly enlarging the size of the military forces of the nation ; namely, the opening of training camps for officers for the new National Army. Three months of intensive training were…