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Scene of desolation at Chaulnes

Scene of desolation at Chaulnes

Chaulnes in ruins, France, 1917-1918. This photograph shows three army carts and a few soldiers in a devastated street in Chaulnes. The army carts are four- wheeled wagons pulled by pairs of horses. Three much lighter two-wheeled buggies lie abandoned in the foreground. From 1914 until March 1917, and again from March 1918 to August 1918, Chaulnes was a German stronghold. The Germans deliberate…