Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Centennial at the Grass Roots: Steve Miller Documents Camp Meade, Part 1

Steve Miller
at Cantigny, France

My friend, regular contributor, and former SAC Air Force and traveling mate Steve Miller is simply the best at in-depth photographic studies of WWI subjects.

Recently Steve visited Fort Meade, MD, which was built during the war as one of the cantonments to train America's new army. In those days, it was known as "Camp Meade, of course." All the photos are Steve's, except the first old image which I found at National Archives.

Part 2, will  appear in tomorrow's edition of Roads to the Great War.

Camp Meade Nears Completion, 1917

Many Units Passed Through Camp Meade on Their Way to France

Photos of Some of the Units, Including the 79th "Lorraine" Division

The Hello Girls of the Signal Corps in Paris

Camp Meade Has Always Had a Strong Connection with the Signal Corps
Here Is Some Captured German Communications Equipment from the War

There Are Many Remembrances of the War Around Fort Meade

Today Fort Meade Has an Outstanding Museum

Tomorrow We Will Look at the Museum's Collection


  1. Thanks Steve! Question: My Grandfather served in the 23rd Engineers. Where is the display you show in your photos? In the Fort Meade museum? Thanks,

  2. Yes, Angelo, inside the Museum.

    My thanks for your Grandfather's service.


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