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Keystone View Company Sacrificed on Altar of German Militarism- Arrival of Dead at Military Cemetary, Villers au Bois, France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.126 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Villers au Bois, France Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: This photograph shows men pushing a wagon that is meant to carry the dead. There also lies a man who died in battle. The description on the photograph mentions that after WWI there were many fatherless children and widows.


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

Subjects: World War IEuropeMilitary PersonnelFrenchFranceDeath

Sub Era: World War I

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