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Soldiers Marching In Alsace: It Was Not a Dream!

Soldiers marching carrying an American flag a little girl with a basket is in the foreground
Description: Drawing, Pencil on Paper; by Jean-Jacques Berne-Bellecour; 1918; Dimensions Unknown
Accession #: 07-157-A
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France had lost the territories of Alsace and Lorraine to Germany as a result of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 and their recovery was a major goal in World War I.  Soon after the two countries declared war on each other on August 3, 1914 the area became the scene of horrific trench warfare, with massive casualties and little gain.  The arrival of the American Expeditionary Force in the region in the spring of 1918 brought new hope to the French.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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