The Americans are coming...! - PAGE 2

American intelligence troops search German Prisoners Of War in the Menil la Tour prison camp.

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Captured (1)

American sergeant John Letzing, 104th Infantry, 26th Division, with German POW Robert Fröhlich. Picture made on February 17, 1918.

Captured (2)

Paul Meier (left), a soldier of the 239th Reserves German army, after being taken prisoner by US infantry.


American Negro soldiers throwing hand grenades from a French trench into No Man's Land.
Most black US soldiers were posted to the Service of Supply. Only two black combat divisions went to France: the 92nd served alongside white American divisions, while the four regiments of the 93rd were sent to four French divisions.
The picture shows soldiers from the 93rd.

Wounded in the leg

American Ambulance workers treating a soldier wounded in the leg.

Wounded in the head

American Ambulance workers with a soldier wounded in the head.

Beer steins (1)

Soldiers of the 33rd Division in a German trench, drinking from captured beer steins.

Beer steins (2)

American officers toasting with captured German beer steins.


A 340 mm gun, manned by US Coast Artillery Corps, firing in the vicinity of Nixeville, France. Picture made on September 26, 1918.

St. Souplet

Gun team of the A Company, US 105th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division, firing at St. Souplet, France. Picture made on October 19, 1918.


Sergeant Charles Quick, Corporal Mark Young and Private Albert Lull, 126th Infantry, manning a 37 mm gun at Diefmaten in the Alsace. Picture made on July 25, 1918.


The C Battery of the US 109th Field Artillery, 28th Division, firing from the ruins of Varennes in the Argonne.
In total the battle of the Argonne took 47 days. The American troops - belligerent but inexperienced - lost more than 125,000 men, of whom 26,000 were killed and 95.000 wounded.
The small village of Varennes nowadays houses a American monument and a museum. Most of the fallen are buried in the American war cemetary at Romagne, not far from Varennes.

Wounded Germans

American Red Cross soldiers busy transporting wounded Germans to an hospital.
Picture made in Varennes, the Argonne. Exact date unknown.


Destruction of the US 89th Division ammunition dump at Lucey, France.

Loading an ambulance

Wounded soldiers being taken away by an American ambulance-car.


American colored soldiers manufacturing coffins.

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