...Illustrations in Chapter IX


 69. A detachment of American Negro Infantrymen Opertaing in the Front Line Trenches


 70. Here is a photograph right from the front, an unusual picture showing how the trenches really looked. These are American and French Colonial colored soldiers in a French trench.


 71. One of the Docks at Bordeaux Where Negro Stevedore Regiments Played a Vital Part in the War in Unloading Supplies for Our Troops. Transportation of supplies is just as important a part of war as firing guns at the enemy. All the armies in the world could not have defeated Germany if it had not been for the Service of Supply. getting the guns, ammunition, equipment and food to them.


 72. To give an idea of the enormous quantities of supplies handled by Negio stevedore regiments, here is a photo of a few cook stoves that came in one shipment.


 73. On the Docks at Brest, another French port where colored steveclore regiments were the chief reliance getting supplies through to the boys at the front.


 74. It took tens of thousands of motor trucks to get supplies from docks to the front in France. These had to be shipped from America and here are a few in Assembling Yard at St. Nazaire, France, with cases and barrels of gasoline and oil in the foreground. If it had not been for Negro stevedore regiments, these trucks could not have been taken off the ships.


 75. The Return of the 15th. Seen on troopship as the 369th Infantry came into New York Harbor bringing back the unique record of never having had a man captured, never losing a, foot of ground or a trench, and of being nearest to the Rhine of any allied unit wher the armistice was signed, and the first detachment of allied troops to reach the Rhine after the armistice.


 76. Group of Colored Officers
Reading left to right
Top---1st Lt. Chas. Lane, 367th Inf.; Chaplain E. H. Hamilton, Camp Mead; 2nd Lt. E. P. Sawyer, 367th Inf
Center---1st Lt j H. N. Waring, 367th Inf. Lt. R. W. Fearing, 367th Inf.; 1st Lt. J. W. Clifford 367thInf
Bottom---Chaptlain F. C. Shirley, Camp Mead; Capt. Chas. Garvin, Med. Corps, 367tb Inf.; 2nd Lt. H. D. Smith, Depot Brig. Camp Mead.


 77. The only Negro General Court Martial Board Which Ever Existed. Photograph shows the General Court Martial of the 370th lnfantry (8th Illinois National Guard) convened at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas. Officers in Picture indicated by numbers following: 1-Lieut.F.P. Rose, 2-Capt L Jackson, 3-Cpt. James C. Hall, 4-Capt. George M. Allen, 5-Major (now Lieut. Col ) Otis B. Duncan, President; 6-Capt. Wm. B. Crawford, 7-Lieut C N. Hinton, 8-Lieui. Louis C. Washington, 9-Capt. L. E. Johnson, Counsel for Defense; 10-Lieut. R, A. J. Sulaw, Judge Advocate, 11-Court Reporter McCarty.


 78. War Camp Community Service Club for Colored Soldiers, Louisville, Ky.


 79. What real war looks like. Photograph of American Negro soldiers going into action in the attack on Cantigny. American Infantry is co-operating with French tanks.


 80. In the Trenches. The smoke is from explosion of a hand grenade just thrown by the American Negro Soldier at the right.


81. Left to right--

Major Adam E. Patterson, Judge Advocate, 92nd Division in France;

Ralph W. Tyler, War Corespondent who accompanied U.S. Negro troops to France. Accredited representative of the Committee on Public Information.

Major Dean, one of the three Negro Officerrs of this rank in the U.S. Army

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