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Keystone View Company Cannon Abandoned by Germans in Retreat at Acy, France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.022 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: s.l. Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.022 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: s.l. Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Two men stand in a field on either side of an abandoned German 77-mm. field gun, left from the first battle of the Marne.

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