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Negro Troops in France. Picture shows part of the 15th Regiment Infantry New York National Guard or . . . - NARA - 533488

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Negro Troops in France. Picture shows part of the 15th Regiment Infantry New York National Guard or . . . - NARA - 533488

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Scope and content: The full caption for this item is as follows: Negro Troops in France. Picture shows part of the 15th Regiment Infantry New York National Guard organized by Colonel Haywood, which has been under fire. Two of the men, Privates Johnson and Roberts, displayed exceptional courage while under fire and routed a German raiding party, for which the Negroes were decorated with the French Croix de Guerre. It will be noticed that the men have taken to the French helment, instead of the flatter and broader British style.
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1918
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