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Les Eparges, France; Ger How. Emp. Clay McClellan, Chlorkalk= Chlorine gas, Deckel zu= cover/lid to - Page

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Two American soldiers in a German bunker in Les Eparge, France. Clay McClennan is holding a German sign: Chlorkalk = Chlorine gas. The other soldier is holding a German sign: Deckel Zu = cover/lid. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: January 12, 1919

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Item Number: 314620
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 128
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314620

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