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Destroyed Post Office in Brest

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DESCRIPTION

Two soldiers in the lower left look at a map. Behind them is what remains of the Brest Post Office. Just under the decorative stone cornice at the top is the word "TELEGRAPHES," indicating that the building also housed the telegraph office. Rubble fills the street. Behind the soldiers is an empty military flatbed truck. The tire and gas can in the extreme lower left may be the back of the jeep in which Robert Doyle was sitting when he snapped the photo.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 100378

Creation Date: 1944-09-18 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 38, neg 3801

Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.

SUBJECTS

Architecture

Armed Forces

Battlefields

Bombings

Cities and towns

Crime

Disasters

Explosions

Human settlements

Intellectual life

Maps

Men

Military art and science

Military uniforms

Outdoor photography

Persons

Postal service

Public buildings

Service industries

Signs and symbols

Soldiers

Telegraph

Transportation, Military

World War, 1939-1945

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