AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 1918. Photograph album, 350 x 270 mm, containing approximately 435 photos and photo postcards, mainly of French battlefields, barracks and civilian scenes,

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AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 1918.
Photograph album, 350 x 270 mm, containing approximately 435 photos and photo postcards, mainly of French battlefields, barracks and civilian scenes,

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 1918.
Photograph album, 350 x 270 mm, containing approximately 435 photos and photo postcards, mainly of French battlefields, barracks and civilian scenes, all mounted on black paper, the leaves heavily chipped. Contemporary crocodile-style leather binding, worn.

An interesting and large album, assembled by William H. Lebkicher, a member of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). It charts the final stages of World War I through the lens of an American soldier in France. The photographs include views of the ruined town of St. Mihiel after the 1918 battle between American and German troops, French tanks attacking at the Marne, a picture of Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies General Ferdinand Foch standing with US General John Pershing at Chaumont, American barracks baseball teams, the aftermath of German Gotha air raids on Paris and captured German photographs, including General Paul von Hindenburg reviewing troops, etc.
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