[Photograph of the First Detachment of American Troops to Europe]

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Postcard with a group photograph of the first American troops sent to Europe in World War I. There are six total rows of soldiers in the picture, but only two are seated on the bottom row. The description on the back of the photo reads: "The first American detachment to be trained in England to help down the Huns." The picture also says that this was taken at Queen's College in October 1917. The name of three of the men are written on the back.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. October 1917.

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Postcard with a group photograph of the first American troops sent to Europe in World War I. There are six total rows of soldiers in the picture, but only two are seated on the bottom row. The description on the back of the photo reads: "The first American detachment to be trained in England to help down the Huns." The picture also says that this was taken at Queen's College in October 1917. The name of three of the men are written on the back.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials provides a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas.

Henry R. Clay, Jr. Papers

This collection contains personal and professional materials related to Henry R. Clay, Jr., documenting his time in the military as a pilot during WWI while receiving his training in England and during his deployment in France.

World War One Collection

Materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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  • October 1917

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  • March 18, 2016, 4:44 p.m.

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  • April 27, 2016, 2:15 p.m.

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[Photograph of the First Detachment of American Troops to Europe], postcard, October 1917; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth706010/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The University of Texas at Dallas.