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French soldiers removing the wines from the cellars in Amiens into lorries. (1918)


This photograph by Tom Aitken shows French troops loading wooden cases of wine into a lorry for transportation to a safe location.  This photograph is believed to have been taken during the German Spring Offensive of 1918 when the town of Amiens feared German occupation.  The Allied counterattack of August 1918 eliminated the threat.

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Aitken, Tom.  French soldiers removing the wines from the cellars in Amiens into lorries. 1918. National Library of Scotland. URL: http://digital.nls.uk/74549050

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