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A "Y" Man of the YMCA pours coffee for American troops on the line as a French Poilu looks on
Source: Public Domain.
Salvation Army Fundraising Poster
Source: Pritzker Military Museum and Library
1st ID Soldier Emerges from Dugout
Ansauville, 1918. Public Domain.
In the Trenches
AEF Carrying Party - Masks for Mules
First Infantry Division Poster
Honoring the First Engagement of the AEF in World War I. Public Domain.
Gas Shell - Aberdeen Proving Ground Munitions Plant
General of the Armies John J. Pershing, Commander AEF
Chemical Warfare Service Laboratory
LG James Harbord, USA
Commander Marine Brigade, Belleau Wood. Public Domain
Lafeytte, We Are Here
Newly Arrived AEF forces parade through Paris, 1917. Public Domain
Simulated Gas Attack
LTC Georg "Durch" Bruchmüller
Nicknamed"Breakthrough" (Durchbruch) Bruchmüller by the Germans, his artillery tactical innovations made chemical weapons the central feature of 1918 warfare. Public Domain.
Posing for the Camera
Donning the British Small Box Respirator
The most uncomfortable pro-mask, ever. Public Domain.
Two SBRs and the deadly M-2
Marine Recruiting Poster
The Marines took the credit, due to Army censorship. The Army's been angry with them ever since. Public Domain.
AEF Troops Wearing their SBRs
French Instructors training AEF troops
The M-2 mask, cause of many an AEF casualty, was obsolete by 1918. Public Domain.
French Soldiers man a trench wearing their M-2 Masks