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Keystone View Company Second Division Men Entraining for the Return Home, Germany

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.278 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Germany Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

This photograph is of soldiers waiting by trains to be taken home after the war ended. After the war, according to the photograph, some men were sent to occupy parts of Germany.

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