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Keystone View Company French Troops Crossing the Marne by Pontoon Bridge

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.025 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: France Type: Stereocard Date: 1914 Pagination: Stereocard; 8.5 x 17.75cm

Summary of Content: French troops after their victory at the first battle of the Marne following the retreating Germans across a pontoon bridge, made by laying a series of floating barges, as the permanent bridge had been destroyed. Several onlookers watch from the near bank of the river.


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War IEuropeFranceBattleMilitary Personnel

Sub Era: World War I

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