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Emil 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 image here was among 14 gelatin photographs and 4 printed postcards that belonged to him. The material in the collection shows both the horror of war and the pastimes of soldiers everywhere.
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