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Soldiers in uniform walking down a city street

Date: Aug. 24 1918 | Identifier: 1200.1.a.5
Gelatin photograph of soldiers in uniform walking down a street, possibly in Thiaucourt, France. Horses pulling a wagon and women sitting in chairs can be seen on the left side of the street. Writing on photo verso reads: Thiaucourt, 24.8.18. This photograph was among fourteen gelatin photographs and four printed postcards that belonged to Emil Görling. Görling, a German solider during World War I, was a member of the Aufraumungs-Arbeit (literally translated as the “clean-up” crew) in the 3rd Landwehr Division of the Imperial German Army. Görling’s division participated in the 1918 German Spring Offensive in France. The recipient of the postcards was Ewald Görling who lived in Hamburg, Germany. more...