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

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Centennial at the Grass Roots: Lt. Huston's Photo Album
From the Historical Society of North Dakota

There are many photos taken by American soldiers in the Great War to be found on the Internet.  One problem with most of these, though, is that they usually lack captions.  Lt.  Howard Huston of the 4th Division, however, provided details on each of his photographs, and the Historical Society of North Dakota, headquartered in Bismarck, has made his album available online.  Here's an example:

Here is a type of camouflage very widely used.  These cast iron abris  [shelters] were no shelter against direct hits but were against flying bits of splinters of steel and from the weather. This one is at Montzeville.
Howard Huston (1892–1955)  served with the 4th Division in France. Born in North Dakota, Huston grew up in Saline Township, McHenry County, and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a liberal arts degree just before his enlistment in 1917. Huston saw combat, was wounded, and received three citations. He later served as an aide to General W. D. Conner. Following the war, he worked for the secretariat of the League of Nations. In 1930 he went to work for American Cyanamid Corporation.

The entire album can be accessed at the Society's Website:

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