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In July 1919, Captain Hughes photographed fellow soldiers resting on the deck of the USS Zeelandia which made seven voyages between Europe and the United States returning American troops home after the war. During those voyages, she repatriated 15,737 American soldiers. 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: 1919

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Item Number: 314885
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 321A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314885

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