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Keystone View Company A Mile of Autos Used by our "Third Army," Germany

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.250 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: s.l. Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: In this photograph are dozens of trucks in an open field that were used during the war. These trucks were vital in carrying supplies. On the back of this photograph is a poem about the autotrucks.

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

Subjects: World War IMilitary PersonnelEuropeMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceTransportationPoetrySoldiers and Civilians

Sub Era: World War I

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