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World War One360 of 676German ww1 machine gun3rd Infantry Division Lamp Station at drill RPPC
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I used to collect WWI photos and all kinds of stuff. The, then newly minted hubby, wasn't a huge fan, and I was a little overwhelmed by my collection. I sold a huge majority of it off to a military dealer that I know. I was good with it, had kept a few favorites. This week, as I am trying to re-org my closet I ran into a box with additional photos. These were my "to be researched" photos. Honestly, I was thrilled. Oh, I feel that old feeling of "seek more out" bubbling to the surface. Anyway...

    I decided to post some of them today, and will post more later, to see what the CW team thinks.

    Love this of a parade. No marks, writing anything...

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    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Amber, Love this one....very moving!!! XO
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      I know, such a snapshot of a different time. That line of soldiers is long!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Definite WW1 era. Probably occupation duty or maybe departure from France. Looks to be French troops lining the street saluting the US soldiers.

    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Scott, right along the lines of what I was thinking. I love these types of photos.
    5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 years ago
      I’m thinking this is shortly after WWI – I have no absolute proof, but the more duffle bag friendly overseas side caps were issued to soldiers departing for Europe in 1917, and the enlisted visor hats were reserved for garrison duty only. Yet, the French soldiers in the picture indicate this is Europe, so perhaps this is a unit departing for the US after occupation duty.
    6. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 years ago
      By the way, love the protective canvas covers over some of the rifle actions.
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Thank you Chrisnp, it looks like everyone is leaning the same way. Thank you for your observations and expertise. I forgot how fun it can be to dig into an old photo.
    8. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 7 years ago
      I love the girl looking right into the camera in the bottom center 3rd view Def. WWI
    9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 years ago
      Great photos AmberRose. Like you i love old photos.
    10. sarahoff sarahoff, 7 years ago
      Wow, I just spotted the guy who is very close to falling off the wall!

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