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Description
This collection contains one green photo album, containing 315 black and white photographs taken by a sailor during the First World War.
Background
The Croix D'Hins high power radio station, later named Lafayette after the French General who aided the US during the American Revolution, was constructed to provide a line of communication across the Atlantic after sea-bed communications lines had been cut during the war. The department of Gironde, which included the ports at Arcachon and Bordeaux, was vital to the American entry to the war and the Allied war effort in general, and this allowed for vital material to be brought to the station at the two ports' halfway point. Construction began in March 1918 on a large central building, among many other facilities, and eight radio towers by sailors and Marines, of which six were completed by the end of the war. For more information see the following article: http://invisiblebordeaux.blogspot.com/2013/07/croix-dhins-22-lafayette-super-high.html
Extent
1 Linear feet (1 flat box)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Availability
This collection is open for research.