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Destruction in Brest



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Title: Destruction in Brest
Description: Rubble and destruction in Brest, France. A few trees and a sign are still standing. Bombed-out buildings are in the background. Robert Doyle's caption reads, "Desolation and destruction mark President Wilson square in Brest, France, on afternoon of surrender of city."

Image ID: 100368
Creation
Date:
September 18, 1944 
Creator
Name:
Doyle, Robert
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on October 29th, 1944. The image and article appear on page 234 of the clipping book, Anybody Here From Wisconsin?, a reprint of the scrapbook kept by Robert Doyle's mother. 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: Trees
Explosions
Cities and towns
Battlefields
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Bombings
Signs and signboards
 

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