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A GALLERY OF EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS





I am grateful to Gilles Lagin
and Therry Schwartz for many of the
photographs used in this section,
and also to Gilles, Therry, Frances Pay
and members of the US Militaria Forum
for information regarding the identity
and location of these graveyards.
Further information and corrections
will always be welcome.





Belleau Wood


Distant Views of the Wood


Views of the Wood's Interior


The "Hunting Lodge"


The Marine Memorial



Views of the
Earliest American Cemeteries
at Belleau Wood


Burial Detail: Belleau Wood
1st Sgt "Pop" Hunter
is laid to rest


List of the earliest
American cemeteries at Belleau Wood,
with their locations ~


One of the earliest
American cemeteries at Belleau Wood,
this one near the entrance to the Village ~~
the 26th Division cemetery


Another of the earliest
American cemeteries at Belleau Wood ~
this one on the road to Bouresches


Early cemetery at Vaux ~~
American heroes of Hill 204


The wreathed flags used to decorate
the graves in the earliest American cemeteries
at Belleau Wood






Views of the
Aisne-Marne Cemetery


Views of the Cemetery in 1919


Views of the Cemetery in the 1920s


Views of the Cemetery in the 1930s




The Memorial Chapel
at the Foot of Belleau Wood


The Chapel during the 1940s


Close-up Views of the Chapel taken in 1992




The Wartime Ruins of Belleau


Belleau Chateau


The Village Farms


The Schoolhouse


The Church


Miscellaneous Ruins in the Village


At the Edge and Beyond the Village