Photograph album containing 231 black and white photographs taken during World War I. Each photograph is accompanied by a written description in German. Photographs include many shots of downed planes, human casualties, scenes from war trenches, destroyed buildings, and show German soldiers as well as captured American, English and French POWs. Most of the photographs appear to be taken in France, Russia, Germany and Italy. Due to the massive destruction and bombing, some of the images are very graphic.
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German World War I Photograph Album, 1914-1918, Special Collections Research Center, William and Mary Libraries. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/8389 Accessed July 13, 2020.