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Five uniformed soldiers standing near a hollowed-out stone structure

Date: Dec. 01 1917 | Identifier: 1200.1.a.8
Gelatin photograph of five uniformed soldiers standing under and near a hollowed-out stone structure. Debris can be seen in the foreground and the background. This is one of the two postcards that was posted and the post date reads as "1.12.17." There is writing on the back in German. It is stamped "S. B. 1.M.G.E. Res.-Inf.-Regt. 64." on back. This postcard 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...