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Keystone View Company Picking up the Severely Wounded from among the Dead; Battlefield Scene, France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.116 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: France Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Two French soldiers carry a wounded comrade on a stretcher across a field.

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