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Caution Sign and Dragon's Teeth

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Title: Caution Sign and Dragon's Teeth
Description: A German warning sign nailed to a tree trunk. Just beyond the sign are dragon's teeth, concrete pyramids put in to stop tanks, on the Siegfried Line, a line of defensive forts and tank defenses inside the German border. Robert Doyle took this photo on a trip from Spa, Belgium, to Aachen, Germany. He notes that it was a "miserable day, cold and misty and 'socked in'." A loose translation of the sign reads, "Caution. Passage is prohibited. Assembly is prohibited. If not obeyed, will be imprisoned."

Image ID: 100770
October 29, 1944 
Doyle, Robert
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
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
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Signs and signboards

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