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Keystone View Company General Gouraud Bestowing Medals Upon French Heroes, Chalons sur Marne, France.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.230 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: France Type: Stereocard Date: 1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

A crowd of French soldiers stands underneath the archway of the Forte Sainte-Croix recieving medals for valor after the battle at Chalons sur Marne.

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