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Keystone View Company French Reserves from U.S.A. -- Some of the Two Million Fighters in the Battle of the Marne

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.023 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 #: GLC09584.023 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: s.l. Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Many Frenchmen who had been residing in the United States returned to Europe to fight. Here, a group of them sit on a field looking at the camera.

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