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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, April 27, 1918, Image 11

Image and text provided by New York State Military History Museum

Persistent link: http://www.nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn87030234/1918-04-27/ed-1/seq-11/

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GAS ATTACK 9 ( A ‘‘DIGGING DETAIL.” There is something so “back to naturish” about the digging detail that the boys just can't resist “ that im­ pulse” to volunteer for a job of this kind. Think of the joy of being able to dig down into hard mother earth, and perhaps if you’re lucky finding a bit of primitive rock to tustle with?!$* Here are some of the boys whiling away the afternoon, each willingly doing his “ bit.” (See the two especially hard “bitters” in the lower left hand corner.)

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