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Refugees in two wars. This old couple Mr. and Mme. Leclaire, who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this year, are now refugees for the third time. Their first experience was in 1870 when they had to file before the invading Germans, who later destroyed their homes. They had the same experience in 1914 and last year, when the Boches were pushed back, they returned and were able to rebuild with the assistance of the ARC. This spring in the German advance they were forced once more to leave and their last backward glance showed their house in flames. They have five sons in the army and three others have been killed since the war started. They have cared for eleven grandchildren. This picture shows them on their arrival at the ARC canteen at the Gare du Nord in Paris

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Refugees in two wars. This old couple Mr. and Mme. Leclaire, who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this year, are now refugees for the third time. Their first experience was in 1870 when they had to file before the invading Germans, who later destroyed their homes. They had the same experience in 1914 and last year, when the Boches were pushed back, they returned and were able to rebuild with the assistance of the ARC. This spring in the German advance they were forced once more to leave and their last backward glance showed their house in flames. They have five sons in the army and three others have been killed since the war started. They have cared for eleven grandchildren. This picture shows them on their arrival at the ARC canteen at the Gare du Nord in Paris

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Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card.
Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Commission to France.
Group title: Refugees, France.
On caption card: 2723.
Data: Aug. 14, Miss Evans.
Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952.
General information about the American National Red Cross photograph collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.anrc
Temp note: Batch 18

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01/01/1918
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france
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on publication. For information, see "American National Red Cross photograph collection," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/717_anrc.html

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