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Keystone View Company The Terrible Desolation of Once Fertile Hills and Valleys, France.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.100 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: France Type: Stereocard Date: 1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.100 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: France Type: Stereocard Date: 1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Soldiers stand amongst wreckage and shattered rock in France.

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