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Two soldiers operating a five ton Holt army tractor and pulling a large wagon filled with large stones or coal in Doulaincourt, France. Another man is sitting on the back of the wagon. The ground is dirt with pockets of snow and mud. A car is parked to the right of the frame. 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: February 12, 1919

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Item Number: 314635
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 140
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314635

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