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Keystone View Company Lieut. LeMaitre. French Aviation Forces, Explaining "Nieuport" Airplane, Fortress Monroe, Va.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.154 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Germany Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: French Lieutenant LeMaitre explains the functioning of a German Nieuport airplane to a fellow soldier at Fort Monroe in Virginia. Many European aviators went to the United States to help train American pilots.

People: Lemaitre, Emmanuel, 1894-1935

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

Subjects: World War IEuropeAir ForceAirplanesMilitary PersonnelWeaponry

Sub Era: World War I

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