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Keystone View Company "Through sickly shrapnel-sown meadows reaped by death alone."

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.162 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: A view of a deep trench and a sheet extending down over what is likely a hideaway for soldiers. On the ground above the trench, two soliders lay dead or dying. Another soldier crouches next to one of the bodies, tending to him.

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

Subjects: World War IEuropeMilitary PersonnelTrench WarfareDeathWartime Pillaging and Destruction

Sub Era: World War I

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