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Captain Hughes took this photograph of medieval helmets while he was visiting Porte de Hal in Brussels. Porte de Hal was a fort dating back to the 14th century which was built to protect the city. The walls have since been removed but the fort itself still stands. During his time in Brussels with the Army of Occupation he had opportunities to visit many sites. 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: 314784
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 248C
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314784

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