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Destroyed Post Office in Brest



Destroyed Post Office in Brest
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Title: Destroyed Post Office in Brest
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.

Image ID: 100378
Creation
Date:
September 18, 1944 
Creator
Name:
Doyle, Robert
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
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: Explosions
Cities and towns
Maps
Public buildings
Soldiers
Signs and symbols
Telegraph
Postal service
Armed Forces
Battlefields
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Bombings
 

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