This is a photo card made from a French news photograph of dead German World War One soldiers . Their belongings are scattered around on the ground around the bodies. This photo measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 inch. This is likely from the battle at the Sambre-Oise Canal in France, November 4, 1918, in one of the last Allied victories in World War One. This card is in very good condition, and has a blank back without writing.
The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial is an American military cemetery in northern France. The cemetery contains the graves of 6,012 American soldiers who died while fighting in this vicinity during World War I, 597 of which were not identified, as well as a monument for 241 Americans who were missing in action during battles in the same area and whose remains were never recovered. Included among the soldiers here who lost their lives is poet Joyce Kilmer.
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