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July 24, 2017

Boxing match between two American troops on board a ship during their voyage home from Europe, c.1918

An amazing animated stereoview shows American troops watching a boxing match between two of their comrades on board a ship during their voyage home from Europe, c.1918.

A number of existing troopships, as well as ships seized from Germany, were used to return troops from Europe to the United States after the Armistice. In addition, there were several foreign-flagged ships used only for troop returns.

Up until November 11, 1918, all efforts were made to send troops to Europe. Once hostilities ceased, the United States faced a huge logistical problem of returning the troops home again.



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