Final Phase Of WWI: Germans Retreat

An American Signal Corps officer tests a German army phone left behind as the Germans retreated in Oct 1918 (Illustrated Hist of US)
An American Signal Corps officer tests a German army phone left behind as the Germans retreated in Oct 1918 (Illustrated Hist of US)
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9 comments

  1. Excellent quality for 100 years old Kerbey. It looks so natural, like a moment in the life – when you know that in 1918 taking a picture was a complex and time consuming procedure. The officer’s face is so compelling. You can see the fatigue but layered over it is determination and intelligence. You can see his life before the war in the set of his mouth and the exrpession of his face – he was a man used to responsibility, a man who took his job seriously — like a bank manager or the manager of a industrial plant, he was used to people depending on him and he would do his very best to never let them down. It was a matter of principle for him that he do the right thing regardless of the cost.

    That pic really says so much Kerbey – it deserves to be framed and hung somewhere that it can be seen and enjoyed.

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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