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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

604th Engineers WWI photographs, Undated

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-089
Scope and Contents 166 silver print photographs, 3 1/16 x 5 3/16 plus margins, each with a printed caption.A substantial group of World War I photographs portraying the men of the 604th Engineers, their activities and quarters, and a wide variety of scenes in the war zone. Included are views of such subjects as the regimental colors of the 604th, training at Camp Glenburnie in Maryland, troops on board the USS New Hampshire, troops marching toward the front, "gas mask training preparatory to going up...
Dates: Undated

A Message From the Skies, 1919-07-18

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Identifier: 1000.171.1.18
Scope and Contents A Message from the Skies By Maj. General John A. Lejeune Commanding Second Division, A. E. F. 1. One year ago, the enemy was at the high tide of success. His great offensives of March and April in Picardy and Belgium had with difficulty been checked, when on the verge of attaining decisive results; and at the end of May, he launched a powerful surprise attack against the thinly held Allied lines between Soissons and Rheims. This attack had been successful and many enemy divisions were...
Dates: 1919-07-18

A Soldier's Capture at the Front: A Memoir

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Identifier: 2001-030
Content Description A handwritten memoir of a soldier's (British officer's) capture at the front, life in a prison camp, and his various escapes. Written in Scotland, December 1917. The soldier, whose identity is known only by his first name "Gordon", served with the 7th Battalion of the 1st British Columbia Regiment (CEF) and No. 2 Company of the 16th Battalion.
Dates: 1916 - 1917

Albert C. Hansen WWI archive

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Identifier: 2005-006
Content Description Albert C. Hansen was a Corporal with the American Expeditionary Force. This collection consists of letters from Hansen to his sister Ida M. Hansen and an unnamed brother, one photograph of a group of people, and various religious writings and commentary on Bible quotes.
Dates: 1884 - 1919; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1919

Carl August Rothenheim WWI memoir, 1914-1919

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Identifier: 2001-011
Scope and Contents A unique scrapbook from a lieutenant colonel in the German army. Probably bound after the war (as all pages seem to exhibit the same extent of wear), Rothenheim compiled an extraordinary number of photographs, newspaper clippings, field post cards, train tickets and military maps detailing troop movements throughout the approximate five years he was enlisted. Stationed in and around Lille in northern France (near the Belgium border), Rothenheim photographed military life; his comrades in gas...
Dates: 1914 - 1919

Corinna Haven Putnam and Joseph Lindon Smith WWI archive, 1914-1958

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Identifier: 2009-038
Scope and Contents Catalog of World War I archive of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith of material gathered while preparing their work Rising above the Ruins in France.
These materials are in English and French.
Dates: 1914 - 1958; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1921

Edward E. MacMorland WWI archive, 1914-1977

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Identifier: 2000-008
Scope and Contents Approximately 100 WWI-era letters and diary.
Dates: 1914 - 1977

Erich Pattky German WWI-era photographs, 1914-1940

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Identifier: 2000-007
Scope and Contents First acquisition: 86 photo-postcard and photo archive of Erich Pattky, a German telephonist during WWI. Postcard messages are from Pattky to his parents in Berlin, Germany. Postcard images depict various soldiers' activities, accommodations and equipment. According to the bookseller, Pattky was probably stationed in France. Included are Christmas celebration cards. Many cards have been trimmed, possibly to accommodate the size of the wartime envelopes. Second acquisition: ...
Dates: 1914 - 1940

Kriegs Erinnerungen (War Memories) photographs, 1915-1916

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Identifier: 2000-017
Scope and Contents The Kriegs Erinnerungen (War Memories) photographs. A historical WWI German photographic album kept by an unidentified member of the 64th feld Flieger Abteilung (Field Aviation Unit). Book contains 324 photos on 80 pages covering the period of 1915-16. The album details the aviation group's journey to the front, features aeorodromes, personnel, equipment. 53 photos feature aircraft including a series of the rare Pfalz E1 of which only 60 were built. The Feld Flieger Abteilung 64 was...
Dates: 1915 - 1916