Terrain Photographs American World War Battlefields in Europe, 30th Division, Somme Offensive October 3-22, 1918
American Battle Monuments Commission ARLINGTON United States
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This album is part of a collection of photographs of the various battlefields in Europe upon which the Armed Forces of the United States were actively engaged during World War I. These terrain photographs were taken and prepared by the American Battle Monuments Commission, as provided in the act of Congress of March 4, 1923, to complete the historical record of the operations of the American units. The series comprises 69 albums containing 1,396 photographs. The contents of these albums will be of particular value when studied in conjunction with the Summaries of Operations, prepared by the American Battle Monuments Commission, which relate in detail the combat services of each American division. On the page preceding the photographs will be found a small-scale key map showing the general operation of which this divisional operation was a part. In the pocket inside the backcover will be found a reprint of a 120,000 map, of the type used during the war, showing the operation covered by the photographs in this album. On this index map have been indicated the position of the camera and the direction in which it was sighted in taking each photograph.
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