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Keystone View Company Poilus Peparing Barbed Wire for Front Line -- Lempire, Meuse, France.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.078 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: French soldiers weave steel to create barbed wire coils, which will be transported to troops at the battles of Verdun and Meuse-Argonne.

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

Subjects: World War IEuropeFranceMilitary PersonnelMilitary Supplies

Sub Era: World War I

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