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Catalog Number 1985.53.1.231
Object Name Photograph
Accession number 1985.53
Description Black and white image of two French soldiers escorting an injured soldier towards a parked ambulance. Injured soldier's head is wrapped in bandages. Dead horses on the ground, scattered.

Caption written below image on album page: Results of an hour's bombardment at Vacherauville Sept. 15 1917

Image is from photo album 1985.53.1.

From the service of Walter Hamilton Lillie. Left Yale for service with American Field Service Sections 10 & 4, was an ambulance driver with the French Army on the Balkan Front (Greece, Albania and Serbia) and on the Western Front at Verdun. January 1918 enlisted in France in U.S. Signal Corps, Aviation Section. Completed anti-aircraft artillery school and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, was at 2nd and 3rd Aviation Instruction schools, stationed at St. Aignan at Armistice.
Date September 15, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
Place Vacherauville, France
Subjects World War I
Dead animals
Wounds & injuries
Print size 5.8 x 9.8 cm