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Keystone View Company Famous 8-in. Howitzer in its Camouflaged Position on the British Front

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.143 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: British Front Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: In this photograph is a large gun that was camouflaged to keep the men working the guns, as well as the gun, safe. The photograph mentions that this was a common practice during the war

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

Subjects: World War IEuropeMilitary PersonnelMilitary SuppliesMilitary Mobilizations

Sub Era: World War I

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