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  • Date is exactly "1915 - 1932"

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The painstaking care of the Germans is evidenced in this stone and steel defense which they erected to ward off the attacks of the Allies. Those horizontal lines on the sides of the wall are the marks of the boards with which the Germans built the…

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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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This terrible war, started by Germany in her mad lust for empire, abounded in situations which tried men's souls to the limit and called for the exertion of every ounce of courage and resolution they possessed. This was one of those occasions. In the…

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A scene such as this helps us to realize how disease and pestilence would naturally follow in the wake of an army unless the sanitary corps is sufficiently strong to clear the ground from day to day. Where this could not be done whole regions would…

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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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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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The foreground looks peaceful enough in the bright sunshine of this July day, but in the woods beyond an inferno is roaring. Shells are tearing great craters in the brown earth, flinging showers of dirt and rock to every side ; trees are crashing to…

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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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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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No ocean trip is so tiresome as that on which one returns from a foreign land. A certain novelty attends the outward voyage, but the return is all too slow. One longs for the familiar sights and the familiar comforts of home. For our boys, packed as…

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This glimpse around shattered Verdun shows nothing but desolation. The cloud of smoke in the sky is the tell-tale of a shrapnel shell that has exploded over some point behind the lines, where the Germans thought there were troops. Verdun is a very…

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Men face to face with death feel the need of religion as they feel it at no other time. The shadowy Beyond with its great uncertainties lies just around the corner. Soldiers on the battle field surrounded by the tremendous destructive agencies of…

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Each sailor is expected to keep his clothing in good repair. Perhaps when he is sewing up a rent in his trousers or darning his socks he appreciates more than ever before the nimble fingers and loving heart of mother at home. It is needless to say…

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This is one of the hundreds of villages caught in the storm of war that swept over Northern France but a few years ago. The villagers returning to their homes after the deluge was over, found but the mass of ruins we see. What had once been home,…

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Human suffering breaks down many barriers. Here we see the French "fraternizing with the enemy." Fritz and Hans are receiving the same Frenche and impartial treatment that would be given to the wounded of their own ranks. No prisoners of war were…

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Malines, one of the most charming towns of Belgium, undefended, was bombarded several times, apparently in a spirit of pure malice. On one of those occasions a hundred shrapnel shells exploded in the town. The church of Notre Dame was damaged, great…

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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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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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Many of our boys who crossed the sea during the World War will recall hours spent in a hut like the one before us. Hundreds of them were scattered over France, in the back areas, where men were being trained for the front. As a rule these huts were…

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A column of fours, as far as the eye can reach, nothing but Germans, muddy, sullen, and harmless, for they are prisoners, the result of a day's fighting. Some of them still wear their heavy steel trench helmets, others have the round gray caps with a…

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Most of the important naval battles of the war occurred in the North Sea, which washes the coasts of both England and Germany. The storms which often sweep the North Sea, its Frenchquent fogs and rains, make it a disagreeable and dangerous body of…

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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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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…

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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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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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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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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 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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These colored veterans of the great war on their proud march up Fifth Avenue are receiving the acclaim which their services in France merited. In these closely organized ranks are dozens of men who are wearing decorations of The United States, French…

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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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Nowhere on the Western front was there more terrible fighting or more utter desolation of a once lovely countryside than on the plateau lying northeast of Soissons, which has come to be known in history as the Chemin de Dames. "Scarred beyond…

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If you had no conception of the strength of the weapons that are used in modern warfare you might think that this once peaceful plain had been tossed about by the titanic forces of an earthquake. But all this desolation and destructiveness is the…

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It is an inspiring reflection that these sturdy, well-groomed soldiers of the "Mid-West" Division, trained by Major General Leonard Wood and seasoned in victorious battle under the leadership of General William M. Wright in the St. Mihiel operation…

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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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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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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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This is one of the largest cannon used by our army during the Great War, a wonderful piece of mechanism composed of many parts made and adjusted with the utmost care. The recoil, although absorbed by mechanical means, is so tremendous that the gun…

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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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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 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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"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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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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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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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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The commanding general of the A. E. F., General John J. Pershing, is pinning on the tunics of these boys the ribboned medals that are their reward for courage and valor on the field of battle. At the left of the General is one of his aides with a…

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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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The section of white cylinder in the fore-ground is what is left of a German machine gun shelter. The top has been knocked off by a direct hit. Our soldiers called these shelters "Pill Boxes", and had a wholesome respect for them. They were made of…

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These Germans, having been made prisoners by the Allies, are being used to clean up the old, old city of Chateau-Thierry which their guns ruined. Early in the summer of 1918 the fifth of the great German offensives commenced along the Chemin des…