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The USA declared war on 6th April 1917 and became not an ally of the Allied Powers but a Co-Belligerent with its own separate war aims. Photographs like this were often used as propaganda either to recruit soldiers or to educate them as part of their training so as a result they were often posed.

Original reads: ‘BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WESTERN FRONT – AMERICANS IN FRANCE. I’LL GUESS IT’S HOT CARRYING THAT LOT.’

Original URL: http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74546844

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About Everett Sharp

Everett Sharp is a subject expert on the World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings project. He has worked for the University of Oxford on a series of other First World War Projects including the Great War Archive and First World War Poetry Digital Archive. He is also currently working for the Europeana 1914-1918 initiative with the Oxford. His retirement in 2009 didn't go quite according to plan!
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