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Americans Searching German Prisoners During World War I

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Title

Americans Searching German Prisoners During World War I

Description

American soldiers are shown going through the personal effects of German prisoners for weapons and papers before confining them in prison pens. These prisoners are a few captured by the Americans on the first day of the St. Mihiel attack which began on September 12, 1928. It took place on the Western Front of France, one of the most significant battles of World War One.

Creator

U.S. Committee on Public Information

Source

Chicgao Tribune Pictorial Weekly

Publisher

State Library of Iowa

Date

1918

Contributor

Ankeny Area Historical Society, Ankeny, Iowa

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact the Ankeny Area Historical Society

Format

pdf

Type

document

Coverage

World War I

Original Format

Newspaper photo

Repository

Ankeny Area Historical Society Museum

Contact information.

Ankeny Area Historical Society - phone 515-965-

File Name

american_searching_captured_germansOCR..pdf

Digital item created

2016-12-30

Digital item modified

2017-03-20

Transcription

AMERICANS SEARCHING CAPTURED GERMANS-The Yanks are shown going through the personal effects of Hun prisoners
for weapons and papers before confining them in prison pens. These prisoners are a few captured by the Americans on the first day of
the St. Mihiel attack. (Photograph copyright by the Committee on Public Information.)