First, I would like to tank Erik Villard which is doing a terrific work in DC to fish all these photos from the dusty archives. In second, I want the reader to note that the purpose of this photographic archives is simple : allow peoples which are studying this era or this units to add their own comment or knowledge to a particular photo. This is the reason why I have numbered the photos from 001-100. So if you can add something, do not hesitate and use the comment area bellow (French – Dutch – German – English). I will add your information and credit you as well. Last but not least beside the fact that the photos posted here are 2600pixels resized, should you need one for a book cover, just send me a note because originally all these photos are in VHD (+5000 px).

Location : Rembercourt, France. October 18 1918. 1/Lt Edward ‘Eddie’ V. Rickenbacker, 94th Aero Squadron, in his Spad S.XIII aircraft near Rembercourt, France, 18 Oct 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(001)

Location : General Hospital #9, Paris, France. September 4 1918. 1/Lt James R. Europe and the 369th Harlem Hellfighters band plays for patients at Hospital No. 9 in Paris, 4 Sep 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(002)


Location : Thillombois, France. September 5 1918. 2/Lt Val A. Browning, 79th Division, demonstrates the new Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) that his father designed at Thillombois, France. September 5 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(003)

Location : Condé-en-Barrois, France. October 7 1918. 140th Infantry (former 3d and 6th Missouri Infantry) supply train, 35th Division, passes through Condé-en-Barroi on September 7 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(004)

Location : Saint-Juvin, Ardennes, France. October 1918. 307th Ammunition Train, 82d Division, on the Aire River west of Saint-Juvin, Oct 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(005)

Location unknwon. September 1918. A 75-MM gun crew from Battery C, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, fires on German targets during the St. Mihiel Offensive in September 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(006)

Location unknown. September 1918. A column of American soldiers pause on a road during the St. Mihiel Offensive. September 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(007)

Location Washington DC, USA. 1917. A Red Cross Motor Corps driver in Washington DC, 1917. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(NHD)(008)

Location : Chateau Thierry. September 1 1918. A signal corps telephone and telegraph station situated in a cellar of Chateau Thierry, 1 Sep 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(009)

Location : Aberdeen, Maryland. A tracked 75-MM HOW goes up an incline at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, November 29 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(010)

A US artilleryman and his cat take a nap in the Meuse-Argonne sector, October 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(011)

American and Italian officers at a first aid station in Veleggio, Italy, October 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(012)

American observers direct artillery fire from a German bunker on the top of Montsec – Richecourt, October 5 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(013)

American officers train on a Lewis machine-gun at the Observers’ School of Aerial Gunnery, England, June 24 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(014)

(Argonne Forest) American soldiers and French-made Renault FT tanks advance through the Argonne Forest, September 26 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(015)

American soldiers from the 332nd Infantry screw down fuses on French F1 hand grenades in Italy, 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(016)

American soldiers help French farmers with their chores, September 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(017)

Location : Lucy, France. American soldiers wash their clothes with help from French villagers, Lucy, France, August 16 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(018)

Location : Cambrai – St Quentin, France. American troops train for the coming offensive in the Cambrai – St Quentin sector, Sep 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(019)

(Meuse-Argonne) An American soldier receives dental care in a recently-captured German bunker during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Oct 1918. (Note) Machine Guns Maxim 08/15, German Back Pack, Gas Mask and Mauser Kar/98. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(020)

Location : Beaumont, France. An American supply column struggles on a muddy road near Beaumont during the St Mihiel Offensive, September 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(021)

An Army dentist helps a French woman suffering from a toothache, September 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(022)

Location :Verennes, France. An French Renault FT tank which caught fire and was abandoned during the American advance into Verennes, September 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(023)

Location : Mouilly, France. Battery A, 103d Field Artillery, 26th Division, with ‘Betsy the Sniper’ 155-MM HOW passes through Mouilly on September 14 1918. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(024)

(Caption Alert) Black American infantrymen from the 93d Division wearing their distinctive French Adrian helmets, 1918. (Note : Could be but I have a problem with this caption because, French Adrian Helmets, French Lebel Rifles, French Belts and French Uniforms make that a little to much for American Negroes Soldiers. I rather think that these guys are from a French Colonial unit. Any comment welcome. (NARA)(Erik Villard)(EUCMH)(HD)(025)

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