Mopping up Cierges 1918


Charcoal sketch on paper of four American soldiers advancing down a street in Cierges, France. The soldiers are apparently coming through the village at the end of a recent battle, making sure that the village has been cleared of all enemy combatants. They have their rifles drawn with bayonet attached. The street is lined with badly damaged buildings in the background. Rubble from the bombed out buildings litters the street.

Date Made: 1918Associated Date: 1917 - 1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentMorgan, WallaceArtist: Morgan, Wallace

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FranceDepicted: France: Hauts-de-France, Cierges

Related Event: World War I


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25776Catalog Number: 25776Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 1/4 in x 19 3/8 in; 28.575 cm x 49.2125 cm


Record Id: nmah_448044

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