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Catalog Number 2007.45.66
Object Name Print, Photographic
Accession number 2007.45
Description Black and white photograph. Signal Corps #29654.

Typed on a strip on the front of the photograph states: "ROOF OF CROWN PRINCE'S OBSERVATORY, SHOWING HOLES AND THE REINFORCED SHAFT TO PROTECT THE TELESCOPE THAT WAS USED TO OBSERVE THE BATTLE OF VERDUN. MEN OF THE G-2 SECTION, 3RD. DIV. AND 5TH ARMY CORPS, ARE USING SAME AS RECEIVING STATION. 80TH DIV. MONTFAUCON, FRANCE. OCT. 17, 1918."

From the service of 2nd Lt. John H. Engel, U.S. Army Signal Corps, AEF.
Date October 17, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
Place Montfaucon, France
Event Battle of Verdun
Subjects Observation towers
Telescopes
World War I
Search Terms US Army Signal Corps, AEF
3rd Division
5th Army Corps
80th Division
Print size 16.5 x 21.5 cm