A soldier's view of World War I

Lt. William A Cross served in the U.S. Army in France during World War I. Most of these photos were taken by him or fellow soldiers during the war. His grandson, Frederick Ford, digitally converted the photos in his grandfather's files and generously allowed us to present them here.

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Click on any of the thumbnails below to begin scrolling through the photos.