The Scrapbooks of Willis B. Haviland
An Earlybird's Scrapbook
The Lafayette Escadrille
Book One, Page One, Left
Top - "Winter on the Somme, 1916-17." (This is the area around Verdun).
Bottom - "Lined up ready to start patrol over the lines, First battle of the Somme, Sept. 1916."
(This battle included mounted cavalry, the first use of tanks, air patrols, and ended in a virtual deadlock after it cost the lives of 195,000 French, 420,000 British and 600,000 Germans.)
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