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Nice selection of Salvation Army greeting cards, Kfields! Thanks for sharing.

 

Here is an unidentified Knights of Columbus secretary, photographed in a French Studio

 

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Knights of Columbus Secretary taking the opportunity to look like a fighter, photographed with three AEF soldiers in a French Studio

 

 

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Signal Corps photo with the caption, " AMERICAN WOMEN AMBULANCE DRIVERS who have been at the front under fire were formerly in the American Fund for French Wounded and now belong to the Comite Americain pour Regions Devastes which is affiliated with the A.R.C. [American Red Cross]"

 

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Some pictures from Paris and the women of the SHURTLEFF MEMORIAL RELIEF WORK. attached at to A.R.C

 

Nicolas

Great image, Nicolas! Thanks for posting them.

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I have still have so much to learn about the various service organizations that it scares me---I'm sure this is a pretty simple shot but I don't know who these folks work for, any insights?

regards,

Al

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For more information on

"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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Unidentified YWCA woman in France, ca. 1919.

 

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Gladys and Irene McIntyre, Salvation Army workers in France.

 

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I've been trying to paste a photo in here, but can't seem to make it work. Anyway - for any who want more details on the YMCA, I highly recommend two resources: "Service With the Fighting Men" - https://archive.org/details/servicewithfight01taft and "That Damn Y" by Mayo. Service with the Fighting Men is a two-volume set and has a lot of the details of who, how many, etc including citations for the men and women of the Y who were KIA, WIA, etc and decorations including the Croix de Guerre and US Distinguished Service Cross! "That Damn Y" was written by a lady who started her research from an anti-Y position, until she got to France and discovered the truth of the gargantuan effort made by that organization on behalf of the troops. She explains that there sere some "dodos" - as she put it - as well as some incompetent and crooked people, but they were a very small minority. She also showed how things were misinterpreted and gave the Y a bum rap. She quotes a Salvation Army officer who said that "94% of our doughnuts were SOLD to the men, but it's the 6% that we gave away that's always referenced." The Y gave away a lot as well. Both are good reads. Does anyone have photos of YMCA female volunteers in uniforms made from OD or Khaki material rather than the usual blue-gray? I've been trying to post one that I believe does, but can't make it work. Any help is appreciated. I've been loving this thread and learned a lot from it. I also much appreciate the photos and have "borrowed" liberally. I'm glad of the watermarks some of you include so I can know whom to credit if I use them in shared material with a group that is putting together a reenactment group portraying the Y in Europe for commemorative activities. Thanks again.

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Great thread.

Gil Burket
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Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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This is my first women’s auxiliary photo.....any ideas or thoughts on what service they are in?

 

Both ladies have metal Infantry insignia on their hats.

 

The one lady on the right has an Engineer patch on her sleeve.

They sure have a lot of buttons everywhere!

 

I will post a better photo when I receive it!

 

 

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Central News Photo Service image from October 30, 1918, of YMCA workers from around Bordeaux. Brigadier General Scott, commander of US troops at Bordeaux, in in the center of the group.

 

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unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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What a great shot---you could do a huge photo archeology job on this picture and never run out of material--I'm not familiar with General Scott but he doesn't appear to be very happy to be in the group shot...

Central News Photo Service image from October 30, 1918, of YMCA workers from around Bordeaux. Brigadier General Scott, commander of US troops at Bordeaux, in in the center of the group.

 

 

AFB
"When in doubt, Go cyclical"

 

For more information on

"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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https://www.amazon.com/author/alexanderf.barnes

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American Red Cross photo by Joel Feder, May 29, 1918, showing the gray summer outdoor uniform for Red Cross nurses.

 

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American Red Cross photo by Joel Feder, May 29, 1918, showing the stormy weather "ulster" for the Red Cross

 

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301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Women's machine gun squad, New York City Police Reserves, practicing with a Lewis gun: Capt Elise Reniger on the gun, Miss Hellem M Striffler on the rear seat and Mrs. Ivan Farasoff driving.

 

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301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Now that's something you don't see everyday! Great photo John, & where do you find these things.

 

Is the logo on the motorcycle's gas tank that of the Excelsior Motorcycle Company? They were the third largest motorcycle supplier (right behind Harley Davidson & Indian) to the U.S. Army during the Great War.

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On 1/12/2016 at 6:52 PM, gauthieb3sxz said:

Man JAG and Chuck, you guys have some great material! Here's one that just arrived in the mail:

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I have to resurrect this old photo, although it was posted over four years ago. About a year ago I got a WWI YMCA uniform that belonged to Carrie Buhrman who is local where I live in Virginia. Carrie is in the above picture, big smile, no hat middle row, first on right without hat and below on right standing with hat. If you have this original photo I would love to get a copy to add to her collection. 

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