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Captain James Hughes took this photo of Coblenz, Germany from high on a hill. Coblenz is located on both banks of the Rhine River at its confluence with the Moselle River. The monument you can see at the point is of Emperor William I on horseback. This photo was taken in the Spring, 1919 while Hughes was part of the Army of Occupation. 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. Michael 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: Spring 1919

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Item Number: 314705
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 193A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314705

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