Some of our two million fighters ready for home, Brest, France


Some of our two million fighters ready for home, Brest, France


These hundreds of men in their slickers and web belts have passed through the rigorous routine of the embarkation camp which is located two or three miles beyond that high wall in the distance and are now tramping for the last time down the principal streets in Brest, past the drug store and the little retail shops to the piers where they will board the ferry boats that carry the troops from the land to the transports at anchor in the harbor. By their flag you recognize them as a part of a regiment of field artillery. Their guns and all excess equipment have been turned in at the army bases, leaving them with light packs—and light hearts. For months the natives of the city hung out their flags each day and assembled in groups along the side walk to bid a last farewell to the thousands of troops that passed on to the piers. As many as 40,000 troops can be checked out of the camp in a single day, an operation that would be impossible if it were not for the splendid system and facilities which the camp has for bathing, feeding, clothing and checking up the records of the men.

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1 gelatine silver print stereograph (8 x 15 cm) mounted on card (9 x 18 cm)


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