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Several children and an adult watch from the top of a bank, as soldiers stand by as a track vehicle pushes the FWD (four wheel drive) Army truck up the hill after it has tumbled over the bank near Ahrweiler, Germany. This was during the Army of Occupation period in 1919. The photo was taken by Captain Hughes. 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: June 4, 1919

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Item Number: 314798
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 260B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314798

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