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Keystone View Company French Troops and Transport on "The Sacred Road," During the Battle of Verdun, 1916.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.077 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: s.l. Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: In the foreground, French troops sit amongst supplies. In the background, a long, winding highway stretching out over the valley. Ranks of troops can also be seen in the middle ground of the valley.

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

Subjects: World War IEuropeFranceMilitary PersonnelMilitary ProvisionsMilitary Supplies

Sub Era: World War I

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